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Services and info for clients about demerit points

Key services, information and resources for clients in relation to this topic.

VLA produces publications and information on the website for clients about this topic.

See VLA resources for clients.


VicRoads is the statutory authority responsible for vehicles registration, driver licensing and the road network.

A person can ask to see how many demerit points they have. This is free.

A driver can also get a report about their demerit point history by contacting VicRoads. This report will be posted to the driver's registered address. A fee applies. ($9.70 as at 16 September 2019).

It is also possible to get a 5 year driver history report. This costs $19.30 (as at 16 September 2019)

See VicRoads—Check your demerit points(opens in a new window).

For more information about demerit points, including a quick table that lists demerit point offences and penalties such as licence cancellation or suspension.

See VicRoads—Driving offences and demerit points(opens in a new window).

Law Institute Victoria

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Legal Referral Service provides client referrals to lawyers across Victoria. The referral service operates a telephone service during business hours and an online service through the LIV website.

Referrals are tailored to meet client needs and provide a listing of up to three law firms practising in a particular area of law. All law firms participating in the referral service undertake to see clients for the first 30 minutes free of charge. This interview can be used to determine the nature of the legal issue and discuss the available options. Normal fees are charged after the first 30 minutes or if work needs to be prepared on the client’s behalf.

Phone (03) 9607 9550.

See Law Institute Victoria—Legal Referral Service(opens in a new window).

This is VLA's online referral booking and information tool.

See Legal Help Online (Orbit(opens in a new window)).

Court, CLC, FRC and VLA panels locator

Use Toby's maps to locate community legal centres, courts and private lawyers on the Victoria Legal Aid panel. Search for a list of services near where the caller lives. Search by postcode, name of organisation, phone number or suburb. Tick/untick the boxes to select the search categories.

Do not hit enter to avoid searching globally. Hit F5 to undo this global search.

See Google maps link for CLCs and 29A panellists(opens in a new window).

For Generalist CLCs and Local Government Agencies see Google maps link for General CLCs(opens in a new window).

Community legal centres offer important community-based services, including free legal advice and assistance and advocacy, community legal education activities, and law reform activities.

There are generalist and specialist legal centres. Generalist centres will normally only service clients living, working or studying in their surrounding area. Specialist centres focus on:

  • groups with specific needs, including women, Indigenous people or young people
  • areas of law, including disability, mental health, employment, social security, consumer and tena ncy.

See Federation of Community Legal Centres(opens in a new window).