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Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid is a statewide organisation that helps people with their legal problems. Their focus is on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians.

Free legal services

Victoria Legal Aid free legal services include:

  • information over the phone
  • a public law library
  • publications and workshops
  • legal advice
  • lawyers on duty at many courts and tribunals
Legal assistance

Legal assistance means that Victoria Legal Aid will provide one of their legal practitioners or pay a private legal practitioner to represent a person. Legal assistance is not free. Depending on your financial situation you may have to pay a lump sum or monthly amounts to Victoria Legal Aid.

Eligibility for legal assistance

Victoria Legal Aid applies three tests before you can get legal assistance. These are means and merit tests to determine whether your case is within its guidelines.

Victoria Legal Aid limits the amount it will spend on each case. This may be:

  • Limiting the amount it will pay your lawyer for each stage of the case or
  • Putting a ceiling on the total amount it will spend on your case.

Contact:
Victoria Legal Aid
350 Queen Street
Melbourne
Ph: 1300 792 387

For further information visit the Victoria Legal Aid website.

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