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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

12 April 2016

The Royal Commission into Family Violence handed over their 1900-page report to the Victorian Governor last week.  The report highlighted a number of key systemic issues facing women experiencing family violence in Victoria.  A significant number of recommendations made by the report reflect the submissions made by WSLV including financial abuse protections, restorative justice measures and increased safety in the courts system.  


You can read some of the press coverage that featured WLSV below:


Spike in family violence calls expected when commission delivers report - The Age


Royal Commission makes 227 recommendations to tackle scourge od domestic violence- The Herald Sun


Rosie Batty calls for federal support for Victoria's royal commission recommendations - ABC

How to restore women's trust in justice

10 January 2016

Our CEO, Joanna Fletcher's piece in The Age today - click here to read.

Annual Impact Report 2014/2015

18 December 2015

We are pleased to bring you our first ever digital Annual Impact Report!


Click here to read the report.