Publications

The foundation produces a range of free publications to help Victorians understand the law and their legal system.

All the publications are available to order as hardcopies and download as PDFs or accessible Word documents.

For hardcopy orders over 500, please contact our publications team on (03) 9604 8100 or email us.

Publications

Community
Bike rider in Melbourne, Victoria
New edition

The definitive guide explaining road rules for bike riders in Victoria. It covers how to ride safely and responsibly.

Order your free copies now.

Community
Law Help Guide cover
New edition

A guide to help Victorians find the right help for their problem. It covers Ombudsmen, free or low-cost legal services and private lawyers.

Order free copies or download for your clients now.

Community
Man putting money in parking metre
New edition

An explanation of parking laws in Victoria and what to do if you get a fine.

This title is available to download in an accessible Word format.

Community
Dog and cat sitting in grass

A guide explaining the responsibilities of pet owners in Victoria and the rights of neighbours.

This title is available to download in an accessible Word format.

Community
Two women in front yard

A guide explaining the laws on common neighbourhood issues such as animals, noise, fences and trees.

This publication is available to download in an accessible Word format.

General
Judge sitting in the Supreme Court

A compact guide explaining what to call a judge, magistrate or member of a tribunal when you are speaking or writing to them.

General
The cover of Victoria's Legal System publication

An easy-to-understand introduction to the legal system in Victoria. It is aimed at the general public and students.

General
Two barristers in court

An explanation of the distinctive court dress worn by judges and barristers in Victorian courts today.

Note: From 1 May 2016, judges in the Supreme Court of Victoria will no longer wear wigs.

Advisors
Legal glossary for legal help
New edition

A plain language glossary that explains more than 450 common legal terms.

A useful resource for legal professionals in their work with clients and members of the public.

Advisors
Information symbol with yellow background

A step-by-step publishing guide to help organisations produce best practice legal information for the community.

General
Supreme Court of Victoria

An illustrated guide to Melbourne's legal precinct that highlights key legal institutions and covers their history and architecture.

Education
Jurors in court

Now only available online, this 23-minute video filmed in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria gives an overview of jury service, explaining why we have juries and how they work.

Education
Barrister in court

These teacher notes, for use with the We the jury video, link to VELS Legal Studies and provide easy-to-use student activities exploring why we have juries and how they work.

Education
Jurors sitting at table

These teacher notes, for use with the We the jury video, link to VCE Legal Studies, and provide easy-to-use student activities that explore why we have juries and how they work.

Education
Hands in the air

These case studies aim to help students understand civil liberties and human rights, their value and how they are protected under the Australian Constitution.

Education
Woman holding handbag

This fully scripted model hearing provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

Education
Green hills

This engaging model criminal trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria helps students gain a practical insight into the rules of evidence and procedure relevant to a court case.

Education
Man in suit and tie sitting

This entertaining and practical model mediation shows students the effectiveness of mediation as a method of dispute settlement.

Education
Supreme Court of Victoria

These teacher notes, for use in conjunction with Melbourne's legal precinct excursion, introduce students to legal practice, law-making and the hierarchy of courts.

Education
Supreme Court of Victoria

A resource for students visiting Melbourne's legal precinct and racing to get the information they need to answer a quiz. Use in conjunction with Melbourne's legal precinct teacher notes.

In Partnership
Statue out the front Supreme Court

An overview of the history, structure and role of the Supreme Court, with colour photographs and diagrams.

In Partnership
Barristers on steps of County Court

An overview of the history and current role of the County Court of Victoria, with colour photographs and diagrams.

This page was last updated on November 26, 2015