The following websites provide information and legislation:
For Commonwealth law:
The Australasian Legal Information Institute This site provides access to a broad range of legislation and cases from across Australia. It is an excellent starting point.
Australian Government This site provides a great deal of interesting and useful information about government services and policies, not just legislation, and is a useful starting point for links to government agencies of every description.
For Victorian law:
For local councils:
Department of Planning and Community Development Use this site to find your own local council's site.
For hardcopy reference material:
If you wish to find an Act or other Parliament-made law without buying it from a government printer, go to one of the libraries listed in the section following.