What we do
For decades, Women’s Legal Services have contributed their expertise to advocate for women’s access to legal assistance to escape and recover from family violence.
The Women’s Legal Services Australia network was established as a network in 1996 to provide a collaborative forum for members to share and build their expertise and influence.
Today, Women’s Legal Services Australia represents 13 organisations providing services across Australia and advocates with, and on behalf of, women for better laws and policies to achieve justice, safety and gender equality.
Our national campaign
For decades, Women’s Legal Services have been advocating for reform to the Family Law Act 1975 to improve the system for children and adult victim-survivors of family violence. In 2019, we joined with over 100 organisations and lived experience experts to outline our 5-step plan for reforming the family law system. In 2023, we are continuing to advocate for reforms that will put safety first, particularly in response to the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023.