Disaster Legal Helpline

1800 113 432


Victoria Legal Aid


Victorian bushfires

We are here to help Victorians as they begin the process of recovering from the fires and become aware of their legal issues. Find out what we can help with and how to get help.

Free information and support

You can call Disaster Legal Help Victoria on 1800 113 432 to get free information about your legal issues and options for ongoing assistance.

For a local option, your community legal centre can offer free or low-cost legal advice.

East Gippsland residents:

Gippsland Community Legal Service

Tel: (03) 5135 9550

Toll Free: 1800 004 402


North-eastern Victoria residents:

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

Tel: (02) 6055 8090

Toll Free: 1800 918 377

The fastest way to ask questions or get general information is via webchat. Webchat is available through Disaster Legal Help partner Victoria Legal Aid's website.

Our Get help section contains legal information covering the most common areas of legal concern to those affected by disasters. Topics covered include fencing, property, destroyed Wills and documents, and dealing with insurance and mortgage problems. If you would like to reproduce our information, please read our disclaimer first.

For information on a range of support services and programs that assist families, businesses and farmers affected by emergencies across Victoria, visit the Victorian Government's Emergency Relief and Recovery website.

The Australian Government's Disaster Assist website also provides updates on current disasters and information about assistance and responses to previous disasters.