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Consumer credit and debt

For more fact sheets on this topic go to:

Fact sheets include: Credit, Dealing with Debt and Debt Collectors, Energy and Water, Motor Vehicles, Time Share, Buying Goods and Services, Banking, Insurance, Taking Action.

Criminal law and Police powers

For fact sheets in relation to various criminal offences go to Victoria Legal Aid.

Discrimination

For more legal information on this topic go to:

Victoria Legal Aid or the Australian Human Rights Commission

Employment law

For more fact sheets on this topic go to:

Fact sheets include: Casual Employment, Constructive Dismissal, Employee or independent contractor, Employment contracts: Changes to your existing contract, Hazards of Door to Door Selling, Independent Contracting Traps, Notice of Termination, Redundancy and Retrenchment, Superannuation, Unpaid Trial Work, Unfair Dismissal Conciliation Self-Representation Kit, Unlawful Wage Deductions and Warnings, Working Overseas.

Family law

Fines, including public transport, driving and parking

Going to Court

Intellectual property

Intervention orders and domestic violence

Neighbourhood disputes

For more information on this topic go to Victoria Legal Aid.

Personal injury claims

Privacy

Renting and tenancy

For more fact sheets on this topic go to the Tenants Union of Victoria.

Fact sheets include: Avoiding Eviction for Rent Arrears, Applying for a Private Rental Property, Assignment and Subletting, Bonds, Breaking a Lease, Complaints About Landlords and Real Estate Agents, Defending a Compensation Claim, Ending a Tenancy, Eviction, Notices to vacate, Pets, Rent Increases, Shared Households, Starting a Tenancy, The Landlord is Selling, The Tribunal, Utility Charges, When you get a Breach of Duty Notice, When You Want to Leave.

Traffic accidents and driving problems

Victims of crime

Wills, estates and powers of attorney

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Keep it safe on Public Transport

Have you noticed Protective Services Officers (PSOs) at a train station near you?

They have the power to issue on-the-spot fines for public transport infringements and behavioural offences, such travelling without a ticket, swearing or drinking in public.

Fines are expensive! Expect to pay at least:

  • $212 for travelling without a valid ticket
  • $1000 for carrying a knife
  • $276 for being drunk in public or behaving in a disorderly way
  • $700 for having a spray can on public transport.

Avoid offences that may lead to a fine. Keep your Myki validated when you are travelling on public transport and be respectful of others in public places.

If you do receive a fine, check out this fact sheet for information about what to do next.

For free legal assistance, contact the Student Legal Service today.