Free legal advice

Free legal advice

If you have a legal problem, or want to find out information about the law, Victoria Legal Aid may be able to help.

The quickest way to get legal help

You can also call us to get help over the phone and to find out how we can help you. Unfortunately there are often wait times due to high demand. 

Who can we help?

Our online information is available to all Victorians but depending on your legal matter and circumstances, we may be able to give you legal advice over the phone or refer you to see a lawyer. Our lawyers give free legal advice on a range of matters to people who need it most.

There are some things we don’t give legal advice about.

If you have a court hearing, but do not have your own lawyer, you may be able to get help at court from one of our duty lawyers. The duty lawyer service is free but we cannot help everyone, so it is best to call us before going to court.

You may also be entitled to get a lawyer to run your case through a grant of legal assistance. These grants pay for some or all of the costs involved in running a case. We have clear rules about who can get a grant of legal assistance.

Access resources and order free publications

Visit our public law library to access legislation, case law and other legal materials

You can also order free publications and resources from our publications catalogue.

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