Victoria Legal Aid

Drugs, the law and safer substance use

Published 2024-01-31

About this booklet

This free booklet is a general guide to help you understand the law when it comes to drugs and dealing with police.

It includes information about:

  • laws relating to using, possessing and trafficking drugs
  • being arrested and bail
  • your rights
  • drug diversion programs and drug court
  • safer substance use
  • what to do if someone overdoses
  • where to get help.
Order free copies of this resource
Some of our publications have limits on how many copies you can order. If you need more copies, email or phone (03) 9269 0234 and ask for the Community Legal Education team.

Reviewed 20 February 2024