Citizens interact with governments daily without problem. Less frequent but more important interactions may require legal assistance. Six of them, which relate directly to an individual’s rights and need to be actively claimed, fought for or defended are dealt with in this section. They are immigration and refugees; appealing government decisions; taking a problem to the ombudsman; privacy and your rights; freedom of information law; and complaints against Victoria Police. Commonwealth law apply to many of these areas, where the Commonwealth AAT is the review tribunal, but state laws apply to VCAT proceedings and Victoria Police.

Explore sections

Immigration and refugees
Appealing government and administrative decisions
Taking a problem to an ombudsman
Privacy and your rights
Freedom of information law
Complaints against Victoria Police