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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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Intersection of family law & family violence intervention orders

21 August 2015

Click here to listen to Supervising Family Violence Magistrate Hawkins and Helen Matthews of WLSV discuss the intersection of family law and family violence intervention orders.

Policy Platform

21 July 2015

Our Policy Platform guides and informs our policy and law reform work. It sets out WLSV’s policy priorities in its key areas of expertise. It is a living document that will evolve as our priorities evolve.


Click here to view this document.

Walking the Walk: Next Steps Against Family Violence

12 July 2015

Our CEO, Joanna Fletcher, chaired this important panel discussion on next steps against family violence featuring Rosie Batty, Elizabeth Broderick, Kirstie Parker and Hugh de Kretser. Click here to view.