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PODCAST – Legal Information during COVID-19

We know that many people in our community are experiencing legal problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our community engagement officer Kirsten Young spoke to 3CR 855am’s Done by Law podcast about the common legal issues our clients have been facing as a result of COVID-19, including family violence, parenting arrangements and family law issues, tenancy and fines. The podcast and its webpage also provide details about where to find reliable legal information responding to COVID-19.

Click here to access the podcast

GET HELP with COVID-19 common legal issues

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has created legal information about common legal issues people may experience because of COVID-19.

VLA’s website has the following web pages that can be printed as fact sheets about:

 

Where to get help

Work issues

Family issues

Criminal hearings 

 

VLA also has the following links to other information that may be useful for people experiencing legal issues related to COVID-19 coronavirus:
Financial hardshipYou may be experiencing financial hardship due to loss of income. This might mean being unable to pay bills or fines on time. Visit ou general topic on Debt and financial issues.

Centrelink

You may be having Centrelink issues, such as being unable to actively look for work. Visit Services Australia information on COVID-19 and our general topic on Centrelink.

Housing and tenancy

You may experience tenancy issues, like not being able to pay your rent, or having signed a lease but being unable to travel to Australia. Visit Justice Connect’s information How does COVID-19 affect Victorian renters? and our general topic housing and tenancy.

Products and services

You may experience disputes over refunds for cancelled events or travel plans. Visit Consumer Affairs Victoira’s COVID-19 information on products and services.

Discrimination

People may experience racism because of perceptions about where the virus came from. Visit our general topic Discrimination and victimisation.

 

 

Law Handbook

The Law Hand Book Online

Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Useful Links

Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria

Family Relationship Centre

Federation of Community Legal Centres – Victoria

Law Institute of Victoria

National Association of Community Legal Centres

Frankston Crisis & Support Services

Tenants Union Victoria

WAYSS

Victims Support Agency

Victoria Law

Court & Tribunals

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Children’s Court of Victoria

County Court of Victoria

Family Court of Australia

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Supreme Court of Victoria

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal