The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has offered victims of the recent floods in central Victoria free legal advice.
"Victorians who have been affected by these devastating floods are encouraged to call the LIV for information on their legal rights and entitlements," LIV president Caroline Counsel says.
Counsel cautions that those dealing with insurance issues should not sign any new documents before getting legal advice.
Free legal information is also available to Victorians affected by the floods at the Bushfire Legal Help website www.bushfirelegalhelp.org.au
The website has been updated to include legal information on storms and floods, with specific information about getting your insurance paid and how to get a personal hardship grant to cover temporary living expenses.
In the aftermath of the Victorian bushfires last year, the LIV received almost 3000 calls on its legal helpline and provided more than 6000 services to affected peoples.
The best number for people to call to access legal information from the LIV is 03 9607 9311.