Women’s Legal Centre in Canberra


The Women’s Legal Centre (ACT & Region) Inc. is a community legal centre for women in Canberra and the surrounding area. Women run the centre and it aims to improve women’s access to justice.

The Centre advises on a wide range of legal problems such as:

  • divorce and separation;
  • disputes over children;
  • property settlement;
  • domestic violence;
  • child support;
  • going to court;
  • discrimination;
  • unfair dismissal;
  • other employment rights; and
  • compensation for criminal injuries.

If you need more assistance than the Women’s Legal Centre can provide, or if your problem is outside the Women’s Legal Centre’s area of expertise, they will refer you to appropriate lawyers and other support services.

All women residing in the ACT and region are eligible.