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Domestic violence

Domestic violence impacts on many Legal Aid NSW clients. We aim to provide a high quality, integrated and consistent response to these clients. Our Domestic and Family Violence Policy and Strategy provides a framework for our services to people in domestic violence situations.

Guidelines and tip sheets

Domestic violence services

  • Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
    Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services help women and children obtain legal protection from domestic violence and also help with other needs including accessing support services and legal advice. WDVCASs service 108 local courts across NSW.
  • Domestic Violence Practitioner Service, Legal Aid NSW
    Private solicitors, based in a number of local courts across NSW, are paid by Legal Aid NSW to give free independent advice to women experiencing domestic violence (including police clients) on ADVOS, family law, care and protection and victim’s compensation matters. They can also refer clients to other services for more legal help.
  • Domestic violence: Where to refer clients 
    This factsheet has information on services that can assist people in domestic violence situations.  

Domestic violence policies

Contact us

If you have a domestic violence issue call your closest Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 or Find a Legal Aid service.

If you have an inquiry about our domestic violence services please contact the Domestic Violence Unit.