Our History

Creating a service to make the legal system recognise the needs of women in South Australia.

Women’s Legal Service (SA) was established in October 1995 and is a state-wide community based organisation run by a management committee, staff and volunteers.

Women’s Legal Service (SA) focuses on assisting women with legal information, advice, representation, referrals and education on a wide range of issues including domestic violence, family law, criminal injuries compensation, discrimination, employment, debts, and immigration.

Women’s Legal Service (SA) Inc. is a member of Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) and retains an active membership with the South Australian Council of Community Legal Services (SACCLS), and is a member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC). NACLC represents over 200 community legal centres across Australia.

The Women’s Legal Service (SA) Inc. is a non-profit organisation and operates by funding received from the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and donations.

Women’s Legal Service (SA) celebrates 20 years of empowering and rebuilding women’s lives.

Advices provided to women
Cases opened
Cases closed
Law reform activities
Community legal education workshops