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

NOTICE - OUR LEGAL ADVICE LINE IS CLOSING

Our Legal Advice Line will be closing from 26 February 2021.

The final Advice Line session will run on Thursday 25 February, from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

After this date, free legal advice can be accessed through Victoria Legal Aid's (VLA) Legal Help service.

Please click here for more information about how you can connect with VLA's Legal help service.


NEW LEGAL ADVICE LINE FOR VICTIM-SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

If you are a victim-survivor of sexual assault who has questions about the legal issues around telling your story or being identified publicly, please contact our free legal advice and referral service.

This service is staffed by female lawyers, who specialise in legal issues arising from violence against women. Our lawyers can advise individual women on how the current law might affect them.

This new service operates from Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 5pm.

Please call

Metro Melbourne tel (03) 8622 0600

Regional callers tel 1800 133 302

 

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – CHANGES TO OUR SERVICES

To ensure we can continue to assist women with their legal issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some important changes to the way we deliver our services.

See here for full details.

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What's News

Family Court merger will impact families

21 February 2021


The passage of the Family Court merger bill is a disappointing outcome for the safety of women and children. See the response from a coalition of 155 legal and community advocates here.


Congratulations to our CEO

4 December 2020


Congratulations to our CEO Joanna Fletcher, who in March 2021 will be taking up the position of Executive Director of Family, Youth and Children’s Law at Victoria Legal Aid. More on this announcement here


Women's welcomes extension to child protection timeframes during COVID

22 October 2020


New Victorian legislation will give vulnerable women extra time to address child protection concerns during COVID-19 but more permanent reform is needed. Read our media release here