Resources for people affected by COVID-19

These resources are designed to help people with common legal problems related to COVID-19. We’re continuing to update our resources as the situation evolves. You can also find out if you’re eligible and apply for legal help online.

Accessing courts

These resources outline how you can access different courts with changing COVID-19 restrictions.

Resources for Victorians who have fallen behind in rent

If you’ve fallen behind in rent, or are about to miss a rental payment, these resources can help you negotiate with your landlord and avoid an eviction.

Understanding rental arrears

Our Dear Landlord resource hub walks you through the process of missing a rent payment, and the action you can take at every stage. If you're a Victorian who has fallen behind in rent, or about to miss a rent payment, these resources can help.

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Financial troubles

Some money issues related to COVID-19 have financial consequences. These resources explain what bankruptcy is and what the consequences might mean for you. They also explain how to apply for a payment plan for fines in Victoria

Solving financial troubles


Applying for a payment plan in court (VIC)

Employment issues

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, these resources will help you understand your rights and what to do.

What to do if you've been fired

Have you been unfairly fired because of COVID-19? These resources explain the process of taking an unlawful termination claim to court, along with what to expect when representing yourself in court.

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Understanding emergency powers

State and federal governments are using emergency powers in response to COVID-19. These resources explain what additional powers are, why they exist and what the consequences of them are.

Resources for not-for-profits

If you’re a not-for-profit or community organisation grappling with what the COVID-19 changes mean for your organisation, our Not-for-profit Law team can help.

COVID-19 resources for not-for-profits

Visit our Not-for-profit Law website for the latest resources, information and webinars about the impact COVID-19 might have on your organisation.

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