Legal Disclaimer

Please take a few minutes to read this disclaimer. It applies to the entire Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) website.


Website Content is not Legal Advice

The material included in this website is produced by WLSV.  It is designed and intended to provide general information in summary form on legal topics, current at the time of publication, for general informational purposes only. The material may not apply to all jurisdictions.

The contents do not constitute legal advice, are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you may have.

Jurisdiction for Legal Information

This website is hosted on a server that is located in the State of Victoria, Australia. The legal information available relates to this jurisdiction (the laws of Victoria and applicable laws of the Commonwealth as amended from time to time) unless otherwise stated. WLSV does not represent that we provide legal information in each jurisdiction from which this website may be viewed.

Limitation of WLSV Liability

No claim or representation is made or warranty given, express or implied, in relation to any of the material in the website. You use the website and any of its contents entirely at your own risk.

Where conditions and warranties implied by law cannot be excluded, WLSV limits its liability where it is entitled to do so.  Otherwise, WLSV is not liable for any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) to any person, however caused, which may arise directly or indirectly from the material in the website or the use of such material.

WLSV is not responsible for the content of any document, information or other material posted on the website or ensuring that any document or information posted on the website is accurate, current, suitable or complete. WLSV uses every endeavour to maintain the accuracy of information available from this website, however, some or all of the information may, from time to time, be amended, or become superseded or otherwise inaccurate.

WLSV makes changes periodically to the material on this site. WLSV does not represent that access to the website will always be available.  WLSV is not responsible for delays, errors, inaccuracies, or omissions due to a failure in a computer system, ancillary equipment, software or any other circumstances beyond its direct control. WLSV does not warrant or represent that the material will not cause damage, or is free from any computer virus or any other defects or errors.

Links to Other Sites

The material on this website may refer to or contain hyperlinks to external websites. The material may also contain references to information or advisory services external to the WLSV website. These websites or services do not form part of WLSV’s website and are not under the control of WLSV. WLSV does not necessarily sponsor, endorse, or approve of any material on such websites or services,  and makes no warranties or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of any material on websites or services linked or referred to.



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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