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National

Findlaw

Looking for legal information? In legal trouble? Learn About the Law is your starting place for help understanding the law. A legal resource for up to date online legal information about popular legal topics such as will preparation, divorce and child custody; and specific legal issues like debt recovery and criminal offences. http://www.findlaw.com.au/

Lawstuff

Providing legal information to children and young people in Australia http://www.lawstuff.org.au/

Access to Justice

Helping you find someone in your area who can provide information, help you understand your options and decide what to do. http://www.accesstojustice.gov.au/

ACT

Legal Aid ACT

A number of publications and links to legal resources

www.legalaidact.org.au/whatwedo/legalinformation/publications.php

NSW

Law and Justice Foundation

Search 872 abstracts of NSW plain language legal information, including books, factsheets, videos, community legal education programs and material in other languages

http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/pllsearch

Law Access

Need legal help? LawAccess Online has plain language legal information including factsheets and guides to help you with your legal issues

http://www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/

NT

Department of Justice

Links to information about the law in the Northern Territory

http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/

QLD

Queensland Legal Assistance Forum

A collection of a broad range of legal resources from organisations in Queensland

http://qlaf.org.au/legal-information.php

SA

Law Handbook Online South Australia

The Law Handbook Online contains on overview of the law in South Australia presented in everyday language.

http://www.lawhandbook.sa.gov.au/

TAS

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

Factsheets are available on this website for the Tasmanian public and cover matters about which Legal Aid regularly receives queries. They are intended as an introduction to a topic and include links to the relevant legislation.

http://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au/

VIC

Victoria Law

Search the Victoria Law website for easy-to-understand legal information - in six different languages.  Find information on debt and credit matters, housing issues, traffic offences and lots of other everyday subjects.

www.victorialaw.org.au

Rural Law Online

Rural Law Online is a dedicated and comprehensive plain language website for rural Victorians. It offers information on areas of law which affect people living in regional and rural communities and details of free and low cost legal services in rural and regional areas.

www.rurallaw.org.au

Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid produces a wide range of legal information resources which are available for free in the publications section of its website.

www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

The Law Handbook Online

One of the best starting points to find out about the law in Victoria is The Law Handbook Online, produced by Fitzroy Legal Service. It is a comprehensive, plain English guide to the law in Victoria with information on a wide range of legal topics from fines and family law to wills and tenancy.

www.lawhandbook.org.au

MoneyHelp

MoneyHelp is free, confidential and independent financial information for Victorians experiencing difficulty paying their rent or mortgage or facing job loss.

www.moneyhelp.org.au

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria

The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) is a free dispute resolution service funded by the Victorian Government. The DSCV provides mediation services, as well as training and accrediting mediators to national standards.

http://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/

The DSCV also administers the Reaching Agreement website, which has practical information and advice for communicating with neighbours about a range of issues.

http://www.reachingagreement.disputes.vic.gov.au/

WA

Legal Aid Western Australia

Information about the law as it applies in WA can be found in the ‘Information about the law’ section of this website

http://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/