Domestic Violence Support

Western Women’s Legal Support is a non-profit service that assists women and their children escape the cycle of abuse through specialist legal help, practical support and community education.  

The domestic violence unit was launched in 2015 and is a vital part of the Community Legal Centre’s work. Our team provides a holistic service that is trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and non-judgemental. Although based in Dubbo, Western Women’s Legal Support services the wider region. Find your closest outreach location. 

Our team consists of solicitors, caseworkers and Aboriginal community support worker and a receptionist.

Legal help​

We advise on the following issues:

  • Victim’s compensation

  • AVOs

  • Parenting

  • Child care and protection

  • Child support

  • Divorce

  • Workplace bullying 

  • Discrimination

  • Credit & debt

  • Police complaints

Casework

 

We provide a free support service, assisting women with:

  • Safety planning & risk management

  • Advocacy with Centrelink, housing, police and other government agencies

  • Accessing financial counselling, crisis accommodation & counselling

  • Court support

  • Referral to other services