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Domestic abuse or violence legal services

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs) assist women and children who are, or have been, experiencing domestic and family violence to obtain effective legal protection through an ADVOs. They can’t provide legal advice but they can refer you to legal practitioners.

WDVCASs are found in 108 Local Courts in NSW. If your phone is connected to the internet you can find the relevant local court  in NSW.

To find out the nearest Service to you, call Legal Aid Law Access NSW on 1300 888 529, TTY 1300 889 529 or visit Legal Aid’s website

Domestic Violence Practitioner Scheme

Through the Domestic Violence Practitioner Scheme (DVPS), private lawyers are provided free to assist women and children experiencing domestic and family violence in court proceedings. For a list of local courts where the DVPS operates, visit http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/legal_protection/how_can_i_get_legal_assistance.

If no DVPS is available at your local court, WDVCAS staff can place you in contact with a private practitioner who can, if you are eligible, represent you with a grant of legal aid.

Call your local Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service to find out more.

Women’s Legal Contact Line

The Women’s Legal Contact Line provides free confidential legal information and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on family law, domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination.

Phone: 02 8745 6999 (Sydney metro)

Free call: 1800 801 501 (outside Sydney metro)

Between 1.30pm to 4.30pm Monday and Thursday and 9.30am to 12.30pm Tuesday and Friday

Website: www.womenslegalnsw.asn.au

Domestic Violence AdvocacyService

Provides assistance/mediation services for people dealing with domestic violence.

Advice Line: 02 8745 6999 (Open between 9.30am and 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday, except Wednesday which is 9.30am to 12.30pm)

Rural Free call Line: 1800 801 501
TTY: 1800 626 267
Website: Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

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