Recommended resources for:
- being questioned by police
- getting searched
- making a complaint about the police.
Police powers – your rights in Victoria
A booklet explaining what police and protective service officers have the power to do in different situations, such as during an arrest, search or interview.
Speaking to the police
Information about speaking to the police as a witness or suspect, including questions you must answer and what you should ask the police.
Information about being questioned by the police, including what the police may legally do and what your rights are during questioning.
A factsheet about being arrested by the police, including what the police may legally do and what your rights are while under arrest.
A factsheet about your rights if the police want to search you in a public or private location.
Want to speak with someone about the police? Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387