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Law Books Trading Hours, COVID-19 Updates & Terms of Sale

LIV Law Books is the premier walk-in legal bookshop in Australia, selling substantive legal publications that are in print and available for sale.

Law Books Online Store

Available 24/7 | Shop here

Law Books Bookshop: COVID-19 Update (15 July 2021)

In line with restrictions announced by the Victorian Government, Law Books bookshop is currently closed.

The online bookshop remains open but please note that there may be a delay of delivery of online orders.

Contact for more information.

Estimated Processing & Delivery Times

Please allow between 7 and 14 days for delivery of most items. Items that are specially ordered may take longer to arrive.

Note: Australia Post has advised that they are experiencing some delays with domestic deliveries due to limited domestic flights. International deliveries are affected by COVID-19, with some services currently suspended. Check the Australia Post website for the most current information.

Pricing Policy

Law Books sell books at the Australian Recommended Retail Price (ARRP) this is the international pricing standard adopted by Australia Booksellers and publishers.

Member Discount

LIV members receive a discount of 10% off the ARRP. You need to provide a current LIV member number at point of purchase to receive this discount – both instore and online. When shopping online, the 10% discount is automatically calculated for you upon entering your LIV number.

Freight & Packaging Costs

Postage and packaging fees for all methods of despatch including DX are automatically calculated at approximately 15% of the total cost of your order.

Returns Policy

Refunds, credit or exchange for publications are available for items that are faulty or when a processing error by the LIV has occurred. Any refund is dependent upon a proof of purchase (within 14 days) being provided and is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please consider your purchase carefully as the bookshop does not offer refunds, exchange or store credit for change of mind purchases or in the event that the purchaser no longer has a use for the item or product.

Systems Failure

If you experience difficulties with the online shopping cart and your order is urgent either email your order to or fax your order to 03 9607 9326.

Errors in Ordering Books Online

No online order can be changed after you have checked out and your account has been charged. If after check-out, you have made an error with your order, (for example: you accidentally ordered more than one in the quantity field), return email with your order as reference to, as a refund will need to be made to your credit/debit card.

Legislation & Acts

LIV Law Books does not sell Federal or State Acts and Legislation. To purchase soft and hardcopy Acts and Legislation here.
When available, Law Books sells commercially published annotated versions of some legislation. Law Books does not sell nor buy second-hand law books.


The Law Institute of Victoria receives revenue on all Law Books sales. The revenue is applied to maintain the quality and diversity of Law Institute of Victoria services, further benefiting LIV Members professionally and personally.