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Law Books Terms of Sale & Important Information

LIV Law Books is the premier walk-in legal bookshop in Australia, selling substantive legal publications that are in print and available for sale.

Law Books Trading Hours, Address & COVIDsafe Conditions of Entry

Law Books Online Store

Available 24/7 | Shop here

Law Books Bookshop: COVID-19 Update

The Law Books bookshop is now open with limited access. Trading hours are 9 am–5 pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

Conditions of Entry
Bookshop visits will be restricted to 15 minutes and visitors will be required to meet COVID Safe entry requirements. Visitors will be required to:

  • report to level 13 reception before heading to the bookshop
  • sign-in and complete a short declaration
  • sanitise your hands prior to entry
  • have your temperature taken

Please be aware that we must comply with caps for each space in the LIV members floor. If we have more visitors than permitted, you may be requested to wait in the level 13 foyer or on the ground floor or to return at another time.

For further information, please visit our COVID-19 Hub.

Estimated Processing & Delivery Times: COVID-19 Update

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, we are experiencing delays in our usual delivery time of 7-14 business days. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Pricing Policy

Law Books sell books at the Australian Recommended Retail Price (ARRP) this is the international pricing standard adopted by Australia Booksellers and publishers.

Member Discount

LIV members receive a discount of 10% off the ARRP. You need to provide a current LIV member number at point of purchase to receive this discount – both instore and online. When shopping online, the 10% discount is automatically calculated for you upon entering your LIV number.

Freight & Packaging Costs

Postage and packaging fees for all methods of despatch including DX are automatically calculated at approximately 15% of the total cost of your order.

Returns Policy

Refunds, credit or exchange for publications are available for items that are faulty or when a processing error by the LIV has occurred. Any refund is dependent upon a proof of purchase (within 14 days) being provided and is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please consider your purchase carefully as the bookshop does not offer refunds, exchange or store credit for change of mind purchases or in the event that the purchaser no longer has a use for the item or product.

Systems Failure

If you experience difficulties with the online shopping cart and your order is urgent either email your order to or fax your order to 03 9607 9326.

Errors in Ordering Books Online

No online order can be changed after you have checked out and your account has been charged. If after check-out, you have made an error with your order, (for example: you accidentally ordered more than one in the quantity field), return email with your order as reference to, as a refund will need to be made to your credit/debit card.

Legislation & Acts

LIV Law Books does not sell Federal or State Acts and Legislation. To purchase soft and hardcopy Acts and Legislation here.
When available, Law Books sells commercially published annotated versions of some legislation. Law Books does not sell nor buy second-hand law books.


The Law Institute of Victoria receives revenue on all Law Books sales. The revenue is applied to maintain the quality and diversity of Law Institute of Victoria services, further benefiting LIV Members professionally and personally.