Victoria Legal Aid

Other support for public transport offences

Learn where to get legal help and other support for public transport offences.

How we can help

You can contact us for free information about traffic offences and how we can help with your legal issue.

If we can’t help, we can refer you to other organisations that can.

If you have been charged with a public transport offence, we can provide you with information about representing yourself in court.

If you are facing serious charges, such as assault, you may be able to get:

Other organisations that can help

Your local community legal centreExternal Link can give you legal information and advice. Most services are free.

YouthlawExternal Link provides free and confidential legal information and advice to young people up to the age of 25 including information about protective services officers powers and your rightsExternal Link . Their Street Smart websiteExternal Link is a practical guide to knowing your rights on the streets and includes information about protective services officers and ticket inspectors.

You can also find a private lawyer near you through the Law Institute of Victoria’s Legal Referral ServiceExternal Link . All law firms included in the Legal Referral Service provide a free 30-minute interview. You can use this interview to understand more about the legal issue and discuss the available options and how much they will cost. Note that the free interview is not 30 minutes of free legal advice.

Help at court

Court Network volunteersExternal Link support people at court. They are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice, but they can tell you about how court works. If you want to see a Court Network volunteer, tell the court staff. You can also ring them before you go to court.

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.

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Reviewed 16 January 2023

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