How legal aid can help


Contributors: Kristian Jutesen, Sina Oum, Slavka Scott, Tanja Sommer, Victoria Legal Aid

Legal aid provides legal information, advice and legal representation to people who cannot afford private legal assistance. Victoria Legal Aid provides free information for all Victorians and can help people with a range of legal problems including criminal matters, family separation, family violence, mental health and discrimination.

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What is legal aid?

Victoria Legal Aid

Community legal centres

Private lawyers

Law Aid

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited (VALS)

Other sources of legal information


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