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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

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

New advice line for victim-survivors of sexual assault

17 September 2020


Do you have questions about how Victoria's current sexual assault disclosure laws impact you? Our new legal advice line can help. More information here


Call for Govt to implement promised family law reforms

23 July 2020


We are calling on the Federal Government to deliver on a promised scheme that would have stopped family violence perpetrators hiding their superannuation assets in the family law system. Read our media release here


COVID-19 and accessing your super early

9 April 2020


What are the 5 critical steps you need to take before accessing your super early? Click here to find out.