Happy Holidays! Women’s Legal Services NSW would like to wish you a very happy and safe holidays. Our office will be closed from 4.30 pm on Friday 20th December 2013 and will re-open in the new year at 9 am on Monday 13th January 2014. Telephone Advice Lines Women’s Legal Contact Line 02 8745 6988 or 1800 […]
The Liberals and Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party have proposed a new law that will give legal personhood to a foetus. While extremely concerned about the harm done to women including their foetuses (such as through domestic violence), WLS views the draft law as a clear attempt to undermine women’s rights by changing the legal […]
Winnima Wirawi Project WLS has started two new drop-in clinics in Western Sydney for Aboriginal women to get legal advice on family law issues. Winnima Wirawi: ‘Close by Aboriginal Women’ We would like to acknowledge the name of this project, Winnima Wirawi, is of the Dharug language. Free Legal Advice for Indigenous Women NO APPOINTMENT […]
The Legal Education and Advice in Prison (LEAP) for Women program assists women prisoners in realising and enforcing their human rights, in particular their rights in accessing justice. Women’s Legal Services (WLS NSW) provides this service along with Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre, and Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre in recognition of the high levels of unmet […]
Browse our submissions in Recent Work. Women’s Legal Services NSW seeks to instigate and influence the reform of unjust laws, policy and legal processes that affect the rights and limit the lives of women, particularly those most disadvantaged in their access to justice. Where there are systemic failures and gaps in the legal system, individual […]
Significant changes to the child protection system are currently being considered by the NSW government. WLS is very concerned that the Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2013, which was introduced into NSW Parliament on 21 November 2013, fails to adequately support mothers experiencing domestic violence and and will lead to many children being fast-tracked into adoption, despite […]
Who We Are
Women's Legal Services NSW (WLS NSW) is a community legal centre providing women across NSW with a range of free legal services. Read more
What We Do
We provide specialist legal services relating to domestic and family violence, sexual assault, family law, discrimination, victims compensation, care and protection, human rights and access to justice.
Women’s Legal Services NSW acknowledges the Wongal and Burramattagal people who are the traditional owners of the land on which we work.