What is this service?
Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Scheme operates at the Downing Centre, Balmain, Newtown and Waverley local courts to assist women and children victims of domestic violence to obtain effective legal protection from violence.
Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service (Sydney WDVCAS) works closely with police, court staff and legal practitioners to ensure appropriate Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) are made that best suit the client's situation.
Sydney WDVCAS can also assist clients to access other services (for example, services offering financial assistance and advice, housing, health and counseling services).
Sydney WDVCAS has an Aboriginal Specialist Worker and a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Specialist Worker.
How to access this service
- Call Sydney WDVCAS on (02) 9287 7505 or 0447 174 698 (9:00am - 4:30pm) or
- Call Redfern Legal Centre on (02) 9698 7277
- Visit Sydney WDVCAS at Downing Centre Local Court, Level 4 (next to the window) Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 4:30pm.
Speak to our workers at:
- Newtown Local Court on Mondays from 9:00am
- Balmain Local Court on Wednesdays from 9:00am
- Waverley Local Court on Thursdays from 9:00am
If you need an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.
Domestic Violence Help Line (24 hour service) 1800 200 526
NSW Women's Refuge Resource Centre 1800 656 463
For women escaping domestic violence who need refuge accommodation.
Family Relationships Advice Line 1800 050 131
Provides assistance to families affected by relationship and separation issues.
Weave Women and Children's Centre (02) 9319 3207
Staying Home Leaving Violence, as well as providing support for women with children 0-5 years old.
St Vincent's Community Health DV Counselling (02) 8382 1988
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