Victoria Legal Aid

Street law (education kit)

Published 2023-11-06

About this education kit

This kit helps teachers, youth workers and other educators teach young people about their rights with police and protective services officers (PSOs) in Victoria. The aim of Street law is to increase young people's legal knowledge so they can make educated choices.

The kit covers the following topics:

  • giving your name and address
  • orders to move on and stay away
  • weapons searches
  • searches on public transport.

The education kit is based on a series of videos that tell a story about a young person who comes across a police officer or a PSO on the street.

These resources were originally produced by Youthlaw in collaboration with young people from Youthworx Media.

From 7 November 2023, police and PSOs can no longer arrest or fine you for being affected by alcohol (intoxicated) in public. A public health response is now in place. We have removed information on public intoxication from this kit. For more information about these laws go to public intoxication.

Using this kit

This education kit is designed to be used with the Street law videos. It is a flexible kit that you can tailor to your audience. It contains session plans, legal information, activities and model answers for each topic. You can also order wallet cards that reinforce key messages.

Order the Street law wallet card.

Watch the videos

To order DVD copies of the videos, contact our Community Legal Education team.

Contact us

Our Community Legal Education team can support you to deliver the Street law program. Contact us for more information about the program or to order DVD copies of the videos.

Community Legal Education
Phone: (03) 9269 0234 and ask for Community Legal Education

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Download only
You can download a copy of this resource for free.

Reviewed 06 November 2023