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Victoria Business law and commercial law Pages catering for the general public.



Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia

GPO Box 2851
Melbourne Vic 3001 

Telephone: 1300 364 785
Contact Form

Federal Circuit Court

Registry & Contacts

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William Street,
Melbourne Vic 3000

Telephone: (03) 8600 3333
Fax: (03) 8600 3281

FCC Act & Rules


Federal Court

Federal Court Registry & Contacts

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Telephone: (03) 8600 3333
Fax: (03) 8600 3281


Judges, Fees & General

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Commonwealth Courts Portal
Federal Law Search

General Act and Rules

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Registry & Contacts

Street Address
Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Postal Address
210 William Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Phone: (03) 9603 9300
General: (03) 9603 6111
Fax: (03) 9603 9400

General Acts and Rules

Not For Profits & Social Enterprises


Loan Calculators (12)

How Much Can I Borrow? Calculator How Much Can I Borrow? Calculator
This calculator provides an estimate of the maximum you can borrow, taking into account your monthly income and expenditure and current interest rates. This calculator also builds in a buffer for interest rate rises.

Income and Expenditure Worksheet
Use the income and expenditure worksheet to calculate how much you can afford to borrow.

Basic Repayment Calculator
Enter the interest rate, the term of the loan and the amount you are borrowing to get the minimum monthly repayment and the amount of interest paid.

Fixed vs Variable Interest Rate Calculator
This simulator allows you to analyse the choice of a fixed or variable rate by modeling changes in the variable interest rate and comparing the amount repaid during the period and the outstanding loan balance at the end of the period.

Mortgage Broker Checklist If you're planning to use a mortgage broker to help you find the perfect home loan, there is some information you should find out from your broker before you start.

Loan Repayment Calculator - Work out what your minimum weekly, fortnightly or monthly loan repayments would be for any borrowed amount.

Extra Repayments Calculator - Find out how much you can save in interest and shorten your loan term by making additional repayments over and above your current monthly repayment.

Lump Sum Repayments Calculator - Find out how much you can save in interest and shorten your loan term by making a one-off lump sum repayment on top of your current monthly repayment.

Split Loan Calculator - Splitting your home loan into fixed and variable rate portions can provide insurance against future changes in interest rates that we can't predict. Use this tool to calculate your repayments and total interest under different fixed and variable rate scenarios.

Loan Comparison Calculator - Select any two home loans on the market for a direct cost comparison. Determine which is the cheapest in total fees and interest over the life of the loan.

Stamp Duty Calculator - Work out how much stamp duty will be payable on the purchase of your new home.

Principal & Interest Calculator - Work out what portion of each monthly repayment is principal and what portion is interest.

Costs of Buying (2)

Lenders Mortgage Insurance Estimator
In nearly all cases, if you borrow more than 80 per cent of what the lender considers to be the value of the property they will ask you to pay their mortgage insurance. This handy estimator determines how much this is likely to cost you.

Home Cost Estimator
This calculator allows you to estimate the total cost of purchasing a property including all those nasty hidden costs.

Buy or Rent or Invest (4)

Rent vs Buy
This tool allows you to compare your estimated financial position after seven years of renting with your estimated financial position after seven years of home loan repayments.

Buy Then Sell or Sell Then Buy
This estimator provides an indication of the costs you will face depending on the order in which you sell your old home and buy your new one.

Relocation Timeline
This calculator takes your specific moving details and produces a customized timeline. This can then be printed out in the form of a checklist to tick off tasks as they are completed.

Can I Afford An Investment Property?
This tool provides an estimate of how much an investment property will cost. It combines the cash operating revenue and the cash operating expenses with the change in the amount of income tax paid to measure the net change in the investors income due to the investment property.

Banking (12)

Search & Compare Savings Accounts and Term Deposits
Small Business Loans
Small Business Calculator
Compare credit cards - The small business calculator that lets you enter set-up costs and running costs to establish a comprehensive business financial summary.
Debentures comparison page
Compare Homeloans
Transaction Accounts
Personal Loans
Small Business Loans
Business At Call Accounts
Business Credit Cards
Business Term Deposits

Investment (3)

Margin Lending Calculator - Gearing Simulator
Margin Lending Calculator - Stock Lookup
Find and compare brokers

Planners (3)

Savings Calculator

Budget Planner - Try our Budget Planner. Enter your annual income and expenses to assess your financial position.

Statement of financial position. Check your financial position and overall financial capacity.

Retirement / Superannuation (6)

Retirement planner
Could your super and the age pension be enough to give you the income you would like to have when you retire? Ask the FIDO retirement planner to crunch the numbers and show you.

Account-based pension calculatorAccount-based pension calculator
An account-based pension or annuity is one of the products you can buy with your super when you retire. Account based pensions are also known as allocated pensions.

Superannuation calculator
Works out how much super you'll have when you retire and how fees affect your final payout.

Reverse mortgage calculator Reverse mortgage calculator
See how your reverse mortgage debt builds up and may affect how much of your home you still own as time goes by.

Centrelink Rate Estimator

Super vs mortgage calculator

Federal - Tax, Help and Others (16)


Income tax
Individual income tax rates - Shows the percentage of tax payable for each income bracket, for individual Australian taxpayers, for the financial year 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Individual income tax rates for prior years - Shows the percentage of tax payable for each income bracket, for individual Australian taxpayers, for prior financial years.
PAYG withholding
Students and graduates


Income tax
PAYG withholding
Students and graduates
Work related expenses
Other calculators
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Insurance Guides (5)

Car Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Health Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Home & Contents Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Life Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Travel Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)

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Business Act Finder (AustLII)

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Business Regulation Finder (AustLII)

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If Section and Schedule are blank, you will be taken to the AustLII Index. Update Status Page.  Help

ASX Listing Rules by Number
ASX Operating Rules


Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Level 1, 257 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
(Access via lifts at rear of building)

GPO Box 520
Melbourne Vic 3001

Phone: 1300 65 1010
Fax: (02) 6283 7999

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Stamp Duty

State Revenue Office

Customer Service Centre
Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Postal Address

State Revenue Office
GPO Box 1641
Melbourne Vic 3001

DX 260090 Melbourne

PTX Express Login
LTX Express Login

Lands Registry / Lands Channel

570 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000.

Customer Service: (03) 8636 2010

Australian Consumer Law

The consolidated Trade Practices Act above already incorporates the Unfair Contract Terms Law .

The above website has the latest information on the legislation. For clients, you may also be interested in their resources for business and for consumers. This includes training modules.

A Guide to the Unfair Contract Terms Law It is anticipated that something similar will be published for the ACL.

Corporations Law - ASIC

Australian Securities & Investment Commission

Melbourne Service Centre
Shop 1, 120 Collins St
Melbourne Vic 3000
Near the corner of Russell Street and Little Collins Street, behind St Michael's Uniting Church.

PO Box 4000
Gippsland Mail Centre Vic 3841

Phone 1300 300 630
(03) 5177 3999

Hours 9am - 5pm

Victorian Enforcement and Policy Office

Level 24, 120 Collins St
Melbourne Vic 3000

GPO Box 9827
Melbourne Vic 3001

DX 423 Melbourne 

Phone (03) 9280 3200
Fax (03) 9280 3444

Hours 8am - 6pm


Forms are available from the ASIC site here

This includes Smart Forms - PDF versions that you can complete on your computer

Class Orders

Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)

Melbourne Office
Level 45, South Tower, Rialto
525 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic, 3000

Phone: 131 ASX (131 279)
Fax (Excluding company announcements):
(02) 9227 0885

ASX Listing Rules by Number
ASX Operating Rules


Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

There are also bodies appointed to resolve disputes within particular Industries, Departments or particular areas of concern.

Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

National Law Societies

National Law Societies
Special Interest Legal Groups
Law Reform


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Business Licences & Safety

The Business Licence Information Service (BLIS) provides details of all licences you may require to operate your business in Australia, including Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Government requirements.

You can check details of licences held by Estate Agents , Motor Car Traders, Travel Agents, Second Hand Dealers and others at Business Licensing Authority Victoria (follow the links on the right hand side).

For information on building and construction, see the Building Commission web site.

Privacy Victoria

Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner

Level 11
10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

GPO Box 5057
Melbourne Victoria 3001

DX 210643

Telephone 1300 666 444
Fax: 1300 666 445

Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)

470 Bourke Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000
GPO Box 263C Melbourne Victoria 3001
DX 350, Melbourne

Phone: (03) 9607 9311
Fax: (03) 9602 5270

  • Member Services: (03) 9607 9470
  • CPD: (03) 9607 9469
  • Specialisation: (03) 9607 9461