The Law Handbook

The Law Handbook is your practical guide to the law in Victoria. Updated by over 80 legal experts, it provides comprehensive information about the laws that affect Victorians in everyday life including tenancy, consumer protection, bankruptcy, anti-discrimination, education, family, internet, environmental, employment and many more. It is a valuable resource for many people: members of the community, community workers, students, teachers and lawyers.

Hear about it's early origins in this short video

‘If you buy one legal resource book this year, make it The Law Handbook. Lawyers rely on this book – so can you. It explains the mysteries of the legal system in simple English and empowers you to look after legal problems yourself.’

Jon Faine
Presenter of Mornings with Jon Faine
774 ABC Melbourne

Buy the print edition, ebook or PDF chapters 

An online version is also available for free at The Law Handbook website. The website contains:

  • all of the content of The Law Handbook,
  • online links to legislation and cases, and
  • a searchable database of the contact details of relevant legal and non-legal services.

Booksellers interested in selling The Law Handbook should submit our bookseller order form.

Copies can also be purchased at our Fitzroy Town Hall office. For any queries, call (03) 9419 3744.