Get Ready for Victorian Law Week 2024

Mark your calendars! Victorian Law Week will be 20 – 26 May 2024.

A week of activities across Victoria

Victorian Law Week is a program of community events and activities that makes learning about the law easy.

Across the state, events are designed to help Victorians understand their rights, find answers to their questions, know what help is available and how our legal system works.

The program is curated by Victoria Law Foundation, with events and activities run by a range of organisations, including community legal centres, government bodies, community organisations, law firms, courts and tribunals – and many more.

Ways to get involved

Running a Victorian Law Week event is a great way to connect with your local community and deliver valuable and accessible information.

There are many ways to deliver information and creativity in events is more than welcome.  A Victorian Law Week activity could be:

  • a drop-in information stand at your local neighbourhood house or library
  • an informal question-and-answer session
  • an obligation-free 40-minute legal consultations
  • a webinar on a relevant legal topic
  • a chance to try a new approach to improving legal awareness.

If your organisation already runs free community legal education activities, you may be able to be included in the program. They would just need to be scheduled during Victorian Law Week so that you can benefit from the increased profile.

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Community members meeting at a local library to discuss succession planning.

Event criteria

To be accepted into the Victorian Law Week program, your event must meet our criteria.

Events must:

  • Take place within Victoria
  • Improve the Victorian community’s understanding of the law or the legal system
  • Be designed for individuals or small businesses
  • Be open to the public.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea to make sure it fits with these criteria.

Please note that the following activities do not meet our criteria:

  • Events where the primary audience is people working in the legal sector.
  • Events about recruitment and career progression in the law. If you are interested in running an event for students about legal careers, we suggest that you contact the Victorian Commercial Teachers’ Association. They may be able to advertise your event on their online noticeboard for secondary school teachers.
  • Events only open to people employed at a specific workplace.

Charging for events 

In the spirit of Law Week, it is our preference and tradition that all members of the community are able to participate without charge. 

If you need to charge a fee to cover the operating expenses of your event, please note that this amount must not exceed $25.00 per ticket.

Considerations for free legal advice consultations

When determining appointment duration, please allow sufficient time to obtain instructions and provide meaningful preliminary information or advice during the appointment.

Support available to event organisers

We recognise that our event organisers are the subject matter experts – you are best placed to understand your audience and their needs. As a result, we leave the planning and promotion of your Victorian Law Week activity up to you.

Victoria Law Foundation is here to provide you with support to help ensure your activity is as effective as possible.  

All event organisers receive:

Planning resources

  • Invitations to webinars for Victorian Law Week event organisers, designed to assist with planning and delivering your activity.
  • Access to online resources for Victorian Law Week event organisers, with tips for effective planning, marketing and delivery of your activity
  • Access to Victoria Law Foundation’s in-house events team, to discuss your ideas and receive advice to help you develop an effective Victorian Law Week activity

Marketing support

  • Event listing in the official program on the Victorian Law Week website
  • One promoted Facebook post about each activity on the official Victorian Law Week Facebook channel
  • One Twitter post about each activity on the official Victorian Law Week Twitter channel
  • Opportunity to meet with the Victoria Law Foundation’s in-house communications team to receive advice about yourself-managed promotional activities
  • Opportunity to benefit from the Victorian Law Foundation’s marketing campaign for Victorian Law Week, which aims to drive visitation to the program on the Victorian Law Week website
  • Opportunity to have a recording of your live Victorian Law Week event displayed on the Victorian Law Week website for up to 6 months
  • Promotional packs of Victorian Law Week brochures and posters
  • Promotional assets and designs tailored to your event.

Grants for Victorian Law Week 2024

Following a recent review we have made some changes to our grants program and we no longer offer Law Week grants.

Contact our Events team to discuss how we might be able to support you to deliver an event.

How to get started

Before registering we recommend that you read Our Event Organiser guide and get in contact with us to check that your activity meets our criteria.

Be part of Victorian Law Week

Information to help you prepare and register your Victorian Law Week event.

Register your event