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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.