COVID-19 coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus

Learn about legal issues to do with the COVID-19 coronavirus and where Victorians can get help. We will update this page as the situation develops.

For the latest and most reliable health information, updates and advice about COVID-19, please refer to:

Where to get help

Home and neighbourhood

Child protection

Family issues 

Fines

Criminal hearings

Work issues

Your rights

Other common COVID-19 legal problems

Financial hardship

You may be experiencing financial hardship for individuals, families and businesses due to loss of income. This might mean being unable to pay bills or fines on time. Visit our general topic on Debt and financial issues.

Centrelink

You may be having Centrelink issues, such as being unable to actively look for work. Visit Services Australia information on COVID-19 and our general topic on Centrelink

Housing and tenancy

You may experience tenancy issues, like not being able to pay your rent, or having signed a lease but being unable to travel to Australia. Visit Justice Connect's information How does COVID-19 affect Victorian renters? and our general topic housing and tenancy.

Products and services

You may experience disputes over refunds for cancelled events or travel plans. Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria's COVID-19 information on products and services

Discrimination

People may experience racism because of perceptions about where the virus came from. Visit our general topic Discrimination and victimisation.

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