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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.

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Cutting funding to family violence services costs lives and money

15 February 2017


Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is in Canberra this week lobbying MPs and Senators from across the aisles to reverse upcoming funding cuts to the service.   Media release can be read here 


Rosie Batty distressed by funding cut to WLSV

9 February 2017


Victoria’s only specialist women’s family violence legal service has been devastated by a funding cut despite soaring family violence figures in the state.

Media release can be read here


Funding cuts

21 December 2016


Women’s Legal Service Victoria is devastated to learn that we face $200K funding cut from the federal government in July 2017.

Media release can be read here.