NIFVS is not a crisis response service – if in immediate danger phone 000 or Get Help
Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

(03) 8622 0600
Region: Statewide
The service assists women experiencing disadvantage who are facing legal issues due to family violence or relationship breakdown. They can assist women with issues such as:
  • Intervention orders
  • Children and family law
  • Division of property after separation
  • Victims of crime applications
  • Child Protection.
They provide this through:
  • Free advice and representation at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court through the Legal Advice and Representation Clinic: Mon-Fri 9.30am to 1.00pm
  • Legal representation to women facing significant barriers to accessing justice where assistance will have the greatest impact. See Guidelines for further information.
  • Legal Advice Line to victim survivors of sexual assault regarding legal issues around telling their story or being identified publicly. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
A Worker Advice Line provides preliminary family violence and family law assistance to family violence workers, financial counsellors, and other support workers working with women who have experienced family violence: Mon, Wed & Fri.