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.

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