End of year closure dates

Please note that the Women’s Legal office will be closed for 8 business days over the holiday season.

Our office will close at 1pm on Thursday 22nd December 2022

It will reopen at 9am on Monday 9th January 2023

Duty lawyer services will continue

Our duty lawyer services at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and the Moorabbin Children’s Court will continue during this period.

Do you need family violence support?

If you are in danger right now, call 000  

If you are not in immediate danger, but feel unsafe, contact The Orange Door.  

State-wide after-hours support:  

Safe Steps
1800 015 188  

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 
For women and children who are experiencing family violence.  Web chat support service Monday to Friday 9am until midnight 

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
1800 806 292

Counselling support, information, advocacy and referral to anyone living in Victoria who has experienced any form of sexual assault at any point in their lives. 

Rainbow Door
1800 729 367 or text 0480 017 246

(10am to 5pm, 7 days a week) 
For LGBTIQ+ people and their friends and families. 

13 11 14
Text 0477 13 11 14
Web chat  

(Available 24/7) 
Anyone across Australia who is experiencing a personal crisis, contemplating suicide or caring for someone in crisis can contact Lifeline.   

Kids Helpline  
1800 551 800 

(Available 24/7) 
Free, private, and confidential counselling for young people aged 5 to 25.  

13 Yarn
13 92 76 

(Available 24/7) 
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. One-on-one support from a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter. 

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more.

Victoria Legal Aid
1300 792 387

(8am to 6pm Monday to Friday)

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Our office is closed

We will reopen at 9am Monday 8 January 2024.


You can contact Victoria Legal Aid for legal support or Safe Steps for family violence support. 


Our duty lawyer services will continue during this period. Please contact your local court if you need legal help at court.


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