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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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Policy Platform

21 July 2015

Our Policy Platform guides and informs our policy and law reform work. It sets out WLSV’s policy priorities in its key areas of expertise. It is a living document that will evolve as our priorities evolve.


Click here to view this document.

Walking the Walk: Next Steps Against Family Violence

12 July 2015

Our CEO, Joanna Fletcher, chaired this important panel discussion on next steps against family violence featuring Rosie Batty, Elizabeth Broderick, Kirstie Parker and Hugh de Kretser. Click here to view.

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