Victoria Legal Aid

Drugs, the law and safer substance use

Published 2019-08-01

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
  • safer substance use
  • being arrested, bail and drug diversion programs
  • what to do if someone overdoses
  • your rights
  • 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 29 June 2022