South West Sydney Legal Centre has now changed its name to:

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We still offer the same services, free to our community, we just look a bit different.

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Support with court and ADVOs in Central Sydney

We can offer support to:

obtain an ADVO to protect you

navigate the court process

speak with police and court staff

Frequently asked questions

What kind of support does this service offer?

This service offers women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence and are going through ADVO proceedings. An ADVO is a court order that can help protect you and your children from violence. Our specialist workers will ensure that our clients have all the information they need and will experience as little stress as possible during the ADVO court process. We will help our clients achieve the safest and most appropriate outcome for their matter.

This service offers:

  • support to get legal protection from the courts with an ADVO
  • support for women who are the defendant in an ADVO matter
  • support to plan for your safety
  • someone to talk to the police on your behalf about court orders
  • support at the local court
  • a safe room at the court away from other people
  • someone to explain what to expect at court
  • connection to a lawyer for free legal advice
  • connection to another service for long-term support
  • extra support to make a Victims Support Scheme application – this might give you payments to help with counselling and other financial help

Where are these services available?

If your ADVO matter is to be heard at the Downing Centre, Newtown or Waverley local courts, then this service can assist you.

Who can access these services?

This service is available to women and their children who need support during the process of Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) proceedings. If your ADVO matter is to be heard at the Downing Centre, Newtown or Waverley local courts, then this service can assist you.

What is an ADVO?

An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) is a court order that can help protect you and your children from violence.

Find out more

Our WDVCAS services are funded by the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program run by Legal Aid NSW and funded by the NSW Government.

You have an amazing service available to women and it’s made the world of difference through all of this to have it there.

Contact

Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Phone: (02) 9287 7505
Email: slcp@justicesupportcentre.org.au
Mon-Fri: 8.30 am – 5 pm

If you are in immediate danger call 000.

If you need an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.

If you are a community worker, you can refer a client by downloading our referral form.

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Factsheet: How to access Victims Support payments

Victim of violence are eligible for payments from Victims Services. Find out how it works.

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Factsheet: What is an ADVO?

Find out how Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders work, who can get one and what support is available for you.

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Other domestic violence services

We offer a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and family violence.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies and waterways in which we live and work, the Gadigal, Cabrogal, Darug and Eora people. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, partners and community leaders.

Head office

Level 4, 2-14 Meredith St, Bankstown
Darug & Eora Country, NSW 2200

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