Disaster Legal Help Victoria

Disaster Legal Help Victoria

Building community resilience and supporting Victorians with legal issues after a disaster.

If you have been affected by a disaster, you might have legal questions or concerns. Information about many of these is provided in our Get HelpExternal Link section. If you want further help, you can call or chat with us during weekdays. Look out for legal services at recovery centres who can also help you work out your options and connect you with further legal assistance if you need it.

Our Get HelpExternal Link section contains factsheets with legal information covering the most common legal issues that arise after a disaster, such as fencing and property concerns, destroyed Wills and documents or dealing with insurance and financial issues.

If you would like to speak with someone, you can call Disaster Legal Help Victoria on 1800 113 432 to get free information about your legal issues and options for ongoing assistance.

Another way to ask questions or get general information is via webchat. Webchat is available through Victoria Legal Aid, a Disaster Legal Help Victoria Partner. When available, the Legal Help Chat tab will appear at the bottom of your screen on http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/External Link .

To find your local community legal centre for legal information, initial advice and in some cases ongoing casework, please visit the Federation of Community Legal Centre’s websiteExternal Link .

Disaster Legal Help Victoria connects people with legal help for problems that happen after a disaster. It is a partnership that brings together the local and broader expertise of the Victorian legal sector. It is co-ordinated by the Federation of Community Legal CentresExternal Link , Justice ConnectExternal Link , the Law Institute of VictoriaExternal Link , Victorian Aboriginal Legal ServiceExternal Link , Victorian Bar AssociationExternal Link and Victoria Legal AidExternal Link .

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Reviewed 10 May 2022