About Us


Who we are

Women's Legal Service Victoria is a not for profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.

We are funded by the Indigenous Justice and Legal Assistance Division, Attorney General’s Department, Canberra and Victoria Legal Aid.

What we do

We provide legal advice and representation to women experiencing disadvantage.

We advocate for law and policy that respects and promotes the rights of women.

We build the capacity of other professionals and the community to identify and respond appropriately to legal need.

Why we exist

We exist to help build a gender equitable country.

Our unique contribution to this vision, as lawyers, advocates and educators, is to work alongside women experiencing disadvantage to promote their rights to live free from violence and make informed choices about their relationships.

Our impact

Our Strategy sets out the impact we aim to have through our work. It also explains how we do our work, how we make decisions about what we do and how we continue to develop our organisational model in order to be as effective as possible.

Annual reports





WLSV Financial Report 2014


WLSV Financial Report 2013


WLSV Financial Report 2012





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What's News

Director – Operations

8 March 2018

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

Part-time leadership role with a respected not-for profit organisation

Opportunity to influence at strategic and operational levels

Supportive team environment

A position is offered as a three or four day per week role.

Apply Here

Escape is no easy option

12 January 2018

WLSV is excited to share our new video: Escape is no easy option. 

WLSV's Impact

12 January 2018

As we begin 2018, we would like to share our Annual Impact Report which outlines our impact over 2016/2017.