Easy to read fact sheets

Your legal rights

Becoming Independent

This fact sheet deals with issues you may come across as you get older and what the law says you can and can’t do at certain ages.

Being found drunk in a public place

This page contains information about the law relating to being drunk in a public place.

Bouncers, Security Guards, and Loss Prevention Officers

This fact sheet discusses what bouncers, security guards and loss prevention officers can and cannot do

Bullying at School

Are you being bullied at school? The following fact sheet tells you where you can get help and how the law can protect you.

Bullying at Work

Are you being bullied at work? The following fact sheet tells you where you can get help and how the law can protect you.

Casual Employment

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘casual employment’ fact sheet

Centrelink

This fact sheet sets out some useful contacts for disputes you may be having with Centrelink

Changes to your existing employment contract

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘changes to your existing employment contract’ fact sheet

Consumer Credit & Debt

This page has a collection of fact sheets and information on consumer credit and debt issues

Criminal Records and Police Checks

Not sure if you’ve got a criminal record or how it might affect your future?

Cyber-bullying

This page provides information about how the law can protect you from Cyber-bullying, and where to get help.

Demerit Points

This page provides some information about Demerit points and what you can do about them

Discrimination

Have you been treated unfairly because of your age, race, gender, sexuality, disability or other personal characteristic?

Employment Contracts

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ’employment contracts’ fact sheet

Expulsion from school

This page provides information about your rights in relation to expulsion from school

Failure to Disclose

This fact sheet covers the new failure to disclose laws

Failure to Protect

This fact sheet covers new failure to protect laws

Family Violence and Personal Safety

Feel unsafe at home or is someone stalking, harassing or intimidating you? This page can direct you to some useful information.

Fines for over 18s

This page provides some information about what to do if you get a fine when you are over 18

Fines for under 18s

Got a fine? If you were under 18 when you received the fine, you have a few options.

Freedom of Information & Privacy

This page contains links to useful information regarding freedom of information and privacy.

Giving police your name and address

This page contains information about if and when you need to give police your name and address.

Going to Court

This page contains useful links to information about going to court for a criminal or traffic charge.

Graffiti Laws

This page contains information about carrying spray cans and graffiti searches.

Hoon Driving

This page explains the ‘hoon driving’ offences, police powers in relation to these hoon driving offences, and how you can get help

Housing & Tenancy

This page contains useful links to information housing & tenancy topics like bonds, breaking a lease, and receiving a notice to vacate.

Immigration

This page contains a link to the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre, which provides Immigration information.

Independent Contracting Traps

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘Independent Contracting Traps’ fact sheet

Making a claim on your car insurance

This page contains a link to the Financial Rights Legal Centre’s car insurance fact sheet

Neighbourhood disputes

This page provides links to Victoria Legal Aid’s ‘Disputes with Neighbours’ webpage, and to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria’s webpage.

Notice of Termination of Employment

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘notice of termination’ fact sheet

Orders to Move On and Stay Away

This page contains information about orders by police and PSOs to Move On and Stay Away.

Parking Laws

This page contains a link to the Victoria Law Foundation’s easy-to-understand guide to parking laws and signs, fines, how to appeal, the consequences of not paying a fine in Victoria and where to get help.

Personal injury

This page contains links to a number of fact sheets about what you can do if you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence

Police powers and your rights on arrest

This page contains some useful information about your rights when under arrest by Police.

Police powers and your rights on the street

This page contains information about searches, move-on or stay-away orders, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Protective Services Officers (PSOs)

This page contains information about PSO powers and your rights.

Public Transport

This page contains a collection of information about issues you might experience on public transport

Rates of Pay and Unpaid Wages

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘getting paid’ webpage

Sexting

This page provides information about sexting, such as when sending or posting an image becomes illegal.

Suspension from School

This page provides information about your rights in relation to suspension from school.

Traffic Offences

This page provides a link to Victoria Legal Aid’s traffic offences website

Unlawful wage deductions

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘unlawful wage deductions’ fact sheet

Unpaid trial work

Unsure about your rights at work? This page contains a link to Jobwatch’s ‘unpaid trial work’ fact sheet

Victims of Crime

This page contains detailed information about what you can do if you are a victim of a crime, and provides a number of useful links.

Weapons Searches

This page contains information about your rights relating to weapons searches

What to do if you’re uninsured and you have a car accident

This page contains a link to the Financial Rights Legal Centre’s fact sheet for uninsured drivers

Where to get help

This page contains information on free legal services available in Victoria.