Youthlaw is here to support young people during COVID-19.

You can contact us for help if :

  • Are confused about what you can and can’t do under the new COVID-19 rules
  • Feel unsafe at home. Or, you are worried about the safety of someone in your family during the COVID-19 isolation measures.
  • Want advice about a fine you got for being out and about
  • Have to go to court
  • Were treated unfairly by police
  • Are having trouble paying your rent or bills because you lost your job or aren’t working as much

Although we are not currently running our drop in clinics or face-to-face appointments you can still get legal information and advice, Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm by:

Calling us to speak confidentially to a lawyer on 9113 9500.

Or sending us an email to

We know that family violence can get worse during these times, especially when people are home together, all the time.

Family Violence includes:

  • Someone physically hurting you in any way (hitting, kicking you etc) ;
  • Using the Coronavirus to control or frighten you;
  • Stopping you from getting medical treatment that you need;
  • Restricting your movements around the house for example, saying that you can only stay in one room; or
  • Monitoring your mobile and/or email.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 000.

If you are not in danger right now, but would like to talk to a lawyer or a youth worker about family violence, you can speak to our family violence program by calling our main phone line on 9113 9500, or emailing us at

Please note: We are not a crisis service.

  • If you feel unsafe or threatened or fearful for yourself, a child or family member, please call 000.
  • If you are in a crisis, call Safe Steps, Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188.
  • If you need an interpreter, call the Telephone Interpreter Service (24 hours) on 131 450. They will connect you with the service you want.