Women’s Legal Service NSW publications and resources are available on-line and in hard copy. WLS NSW also regularly contributes to a range of resources published by other organisations.
To order a copy of publications published by WLS, visit our Publications Order page.
This resource is designed to help women and families deal with the government services in charge of keeping children safe. The main department with this job is called Family and Community Services, or ‘FaCS’ for short. They used to be called DoCS (Department of Community Services) but their name changed in 2011.
Each fortnight Ask LOIS presents free webinars (online workshops) on legal topics relevant to DV workers, hosted by solicitors and experts across the field. Each webinar is accompanied by a summary factsheet which can be downloaded. There is now an extensive library of factsheets on a range of issues.
This practical guide is intended to help people who already have an AVO for their protection. Covers LGBTIQ relationships, what is an AVO, how do AVOs work, what is a breach, how to report a breach, role of the police, AVOs and children, varying or revoking your AVO, AVOs and family law, AVOs and immigration, what to do to stay safe.
Domestic violence is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in Australia and globally. Each week in Australia a woman loses her life to domestic homicide. This issue looks at the prevalence of domestic violence and the legal framework that deals with offenders and victims, which includes AVOs, the court process and other legal issues that relate to DV.
This is a pamphlet with information about Women’s Legal Service NSW including the types of matters WLS will provide legal advice on and telephone advice line contact numbers.
Postcards and Posters for the new Working Women’s Legal Service, which provides free legal advice for women who have experienced sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination or discrimination because of their family responsibilities.