Help before court – for criminal charges
If your court date is in 14 days or more, you may be able to get legal advice from a lawyer to help you prepare.
Help in your language
Read about our free services and how to use them in your language. You can also call us about your legal issue.
Support if you are deaf or find it hard to hear or speak on the phone
You can get legal help by using the National Relay Service or our Legal Help Chat.
Partner firms we work with that provide legal aid
Our partnership with other firms helps us provide our services. Use this directory to find partner firms we work with.
Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.
We help Victorians with their legal problems and represent those who need it most. Find legal answers, chat with us online, or call us. You can speak to us in English or ask for an interpreter. You can also find more legal information at www.legalaid.vic.gov.au
Reviewed 18 May 2022