Find answers at the State Library Victoria

Here’s your chance to get your legal problems and queries sorted in one place.

The State Library Victoria is hosting a wide range of events to help you get legal information on topics such as renting, issues with fines, being unfairly treated at work and anything else you think you might need help with.

Run down of events

Monday 17 May 2021

10:00am-5:00pm – New rent rules – ask us about your responsibilities and rights

Consumer Affairs Victoria is running the session ‘New rent rules – ask us about your responsibilities and rights’. Learn about the new rental laws and how they might impact you as a renter or rental provider. Come along to have your questions answered and find out a bit more about your new rights and responsibilities.

Wednesday 19 May 2021

10:00am-12:00pm – Issues with public housing – make a complaint in 7 minutes

Come and talk to the team about public housing issues such as problems with repairs, enforcement actions or evictions. Have your questions answered and get help making a complaint.

10:00am-12:00pm – Fines and unfair treatment – make a complaint in 7 minutes

Think you’ve had a fine incorrectly issued by a local council or government organisation? Learn more about contesting a fine and get help making a complaint.

12:00-1:00pm – Meet the Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, and find out about her investigations

Meet the Ombudsman and hear about how she’s conducting high profile investigations. Find out more about the investigations into the ‘hard lockdown’ of public housing and improperly issued parking fines.

1:00-3:00pm – Issues with the Business Support Fund – make a complaint in 7 minutes

Have you had issues with the Business Support Fund? If you’ve had an issue with this Fund, such as delays in providing outcomes, poor communication, incorrect assessments or grant denials, the Victorian Ombudsman team might be able to help.

1:00-3:00pm – Issues with your council – make a complaint in 7 minutes

Got an issue with your council, such as a complaint about parking fines, bin collection or an unreasonable decision? Get your questions answered and get help making a complaint.

1:00-3:00pm – Issues with government departments and agencies – make a complaint in 7 minutes

Do you have an issue with a Victorian government department or agency, such as VicRoads, Fines Victoria or a TAFE? Chat to the team to get your questions answered and get help making a complaint.

3:00-4:00pm Do you want to know more about what the Victorian Ombudsman does?

Meet the Victorian Ombudsman team and have a chat to them about what they can do to help resolve your issues.

Thursday 20 May 2021

10:00am-2:00pm Free legal information – Deakin Law Clinic

Drop in for the session ‘Free legal information – Deakin Law Clinic’ to get free legal information and referrals for your legal issues. Get general information on topics like Covid-19 legal concerns, unfair work treatment, fines and debts or any other legal issue you might be struggling with.

Get your questions answered at the State Library Victoria

Find more about the Victorian Law Week events that are running at the State Library of Victoria

Come along to the State Library of Victoria this Victorian Law Week and get your questions answered!

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