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Domestic and family violence resources

Domestic violence impacts on many Legal Aid NSW clients. We aim to provide a high quality, client-centred and holistic service to these clients. Our Domestic and Family Violence Strategy provides a framework for our services to people in domestic violence situations.

Family Violence Law Help

  • Family Violence Law Help website – this website has easy to understand information on domestic and family violence, family law, child protection, ADVOs and where to get help.

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 Unit - The Domestic Violence Unit provides legal advice, assistance, referral and representation as well as social work support to victims of domestic and family violence.
  • Family Advocacy and Support Services - The Family Advocacy and Support Services provide integrated legal and social support services to families affected by family violence in the Parramatta, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong Family Law Courts.
  • 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.
  • Other referrals for clients

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.