Disaster Legal Helpline

1800 113 432


Victoria Legal Aid

COVID-19 coronavirus response

Free legal help is available for people who are affected by the lockdown of towers in the Flemington and North Melbourne housing estates.

See COVID-19 and public housing lockdowns.

Contact us for information about employment law, family law and family violence problems, existing court orders, or questions about your legal rights.

For legal assistance of any kind, residents of these estates can call 1800 113 432, 8 am–5 pm Monday to Friday. For urgent after-hours legal advice call 0434 136 501. For Victorians who live outside of the lockdown areas and need legal assistance, please contact Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387 or find COVID-19 information on the Victoria Legal Aid website.

Victorian bushfires

We will be here over the coming weeks and months to help Victorians as they begin the process of recovering from the fires and become aware of their legal issues. Find out what we can help with and how to get help.

Free information and support

You can call Disaster Legal Help Victoria on 1800 113 432 to get free information about your legal issues and options for ongoing assistance.

The fastest way to ask questions or get general information is via webchat. Webchat is available through Disaster Legal Help partner Victoria Legal Aid's website.

Our Get help section contains legal information covering the most common areas of legal concern to those affected by disasters. Topics covered include fencing, property, destroyed Wills and documents, and dealing with insurance and mortgage problems. If you would like to reproduce our information, please read our disclaimer first.

For information on a range of support services and programs that assist families, businesses and farmers affected by emergencies across Victoria, visit the Victorian Government's Emergency Relief and Recovery website.

The Australian Government's Disaster Assist website also provides updates on current disasters and information about assistance and responses to previous disasters.