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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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Royal Commission into Family Violence

1 July 2015

WLSV's submissions to the Royal Commission shine a spotlight on the experience of women in the legal system, particularly women dealing with intervention orders, family law issues and economic abuse.


Our full media release is available here.


Read our recommendation summary or full submissions here:


Improving the family violence legal system


Economic abuse and economic recovery of family violence victims


Multi-jurisdictional issues


Thank you to Gadens and Colin Biggers & Paisley

30 June 2015

Gadens and Colin Biggers & Paisley are contributing to and supporting our efforts by financially backing a part-time lawyer at WLSV. Read more by clicking here.

Join us for a discussion looking at policy on family violence - Walking the Walk: Next Steps Against Family Violence

18 June 2015

Our CEO will host a panel discussion on Thursday 2 July 2015, 6.15pm-7.15pm at Melbourne City Conference Centre that will investigate what practical change in Australia’s relationship to family violence might look like. Panellists include Rosie Batty, Human Rights Law Centre executive director Hugh de Kretser, sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, and co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and the National Justice Coalition, Kirstie Parker. 

Click here to register.