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About Us

 

Who we are

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.

What we do

We provide legal advice and representation to women experiencing disadvantage.

We advocate for law and policy that respects and promotes the rights of women.

We build the capacity of other professionals and the community to identify and respond appropriately to legal need.

Why we exist

We exist to help build a gender equitable country.

Our unique contribution to this vision, as lawyers, advocates and educators, is to work alongside women experiencing disadvantage to promote their rights to live free from violence and make informed choices about their relationships.

Our impact

Our Strategy sets out the impact we aim to have through our work. It also explains how we do our work, how we make decisions about what we do and how we continue to develop our organisational model in order to be as effective as possible.

Annual reports

2020

WLSV Financial Report 2020

2019

WLSV Financial Report 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

WLSV Financial Report 2014

2013

WLSV Financial Report 2013

2012

WLSV Financial Report 2012

2011

2010

2009

2008


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What's News

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.