Legal Aid NSW (Domestic Violence Unit)

Legal Aid NSW (Domestic Violence Unit) is made up of lawyers and social workers who work together to help clients who have experienced domestic and family violence and provide advice, minor assistance and casework. The Domestic Violence Unit provides advice and assistance at Court in Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) matters at Burwood, Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool Local Courts. They also provide a duty lawyer, legal advice and social work service in the Family and Federal Circuit Court Registries at Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong and Newcastle through the Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS). Legal advice about ADVOs, family law and care and protection is also available at two outreach locations at Burwood and Bankstown, and by telephone to anyone in NSW.

Address: 323 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000
Contact Number: 9219 6300
Fax Number: 9219 6344
Email: domesticviolenceunit@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Area organisation services: Central Sydney, South West Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Newcastle and other areas by telephone.
Languages other than English available: Interpreter services available
Referral Pathway: Over the phone or via email
Eligibility Criteria: Nil for advice, means and merit tested for ongoing legal casework.
Any Applicable fees: Nil

Ward Map

In 2016 the former City of Canterbury Council and former Bankstown City Council amalgamated to form the City of Canterbury Bankstown. The new Local Government Area (LGA) is made up of five Council Wards.


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This map can be used as a guide for the areas different organisations service.

The new LGA has different boundaries for some services listed in this directory such as local health districts, state funded programs and NSW Police Local Area Commands. Different boundaries and funding can impact on the services available to different people.