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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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Recruitment of research participants

6 November 2015

Women’s Property Initiative is looking for single women over the age of 55 years to participate in their research towards developing a model of home ownership.


Research participants should have access to over $100,000, and be interested in a shared equity home ownership scheme.


Click here to find out more.

Open letter to Attorney General Brandis

26 October 2015

Women's Legal Services Australia together with family violence and legal experts have called for a stop to the direct cross-examination of family violence victims in family courts by their abuser.


In an open letter to the Attorney General the experts have expressed concern that the lack of protections are laeading to unsafe outcomes for vulnerable children in the family courts.


Read our open letter here.

Reaching women with the greatest legal need

15 October 2015

We are always looking for ways to increase our impact and reach the women who need us most.


In the week beginning Monday 16 November, we will be introducing changes to our service delivery model. You can read about these changes and the reasons for them here.