The Law Institute of Victoria website offers a free 30min legal consultation, often with the lawyer of your choice, if they are a member of a law firm that’s on the LIV list. See LIV Referrals.
This at least allows you to find out if your case has strong enough grounds to be worth pursuing. Make sure you find out what information you need to bring to the consultation when you actually book the lawyer. If you go ahead with further consultations beyond this point, make sure you find out first what costs will be involved.
Planning and other legislation is available on line. See Victorian Legislation
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