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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.


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



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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Senior Social Worker

28 October 2020

Reporting to the Director of Legal and Policy, you will provide social work support and advocacy for disadvantaged women experiencing family violence or relationship breakdown.

Click here to apply

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

Budget fails to deliver for family violence victim-survivors

7 October 2020

Women's Legal Services Australia says the Federal Budget's failure to provide $25 million in emergency funding will impact women needing legal help. Read our media release here.