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Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a not for profit organisation providing free and confidential legal information, advice, referrals and representation to women in Victoria. We specialise in issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women. In addition to delivering services to women, we develop and implement preventative family violence programs and influence the development of legal policy and law reform. We also provide education, training and professional development on the law and related areas.

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Lawyer position

6 July 2016

We're recruiting!


If you're passionate about eliminating family violence and have a background in family law, come and work for us!


To find out more about the position and how to apply click here.

Cash, Shorten and Di Natale receive petition from Rosie Batty on family law system reform

20 June 2016

This morning all political leaders from all major parties joined Rosie Batty and Women's Legal Services Australia to raise concerns about safety in family law.

The federal minister for women, Senator Michaelia Cash, shadow minister for women, Senator Clare Moore and the leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, were delivered a petition by Rosie Batty calling for reform the family law system with over 21,000 signatures from across Australia. 

Women's Legal Service Victoria along with Women's Legal Services around the country have developed this practical five step plan to improve the system.You can read about Women's Legal Services Australia's media release here.

Greens adopt WLSA's 5-step Safety First in Family Law Campaign

2 June 2016

The Greens have announced their domestic violence policy. This policy adopts WLSA's 5-step Safety First in Family Law plan in its entirety.

The plan is supported by over 90 organisations who have signed the open letter to all major political parties as well as former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, who is campaigning in support of the plan.


The announcement from the Greens increases pressure on the Prime Minister as well as the Opposition leader to step up and commit to the plan to make women and children safe in the family law system.


Read our media release here.