Legal Aid NSW (Domestic Violence Unit)

Legal Aid NSW (Domestic Violence Unit) is a specialist multidisciplinary team within Legal Aid NSW. It consists of lawyers and social workers who work together to help clients who have experienced domestic and family violence with their legal and non-legal needs.

Lawyers can help clients get, vary or defend an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) and/or deal with associated charges, assist with parenting arrangements, property division after separation, divorce, child support and/or maintenance, victims support, Community Service issues and immigration issues if the relationship has broken down due to family violence.

Social workers and financial counselors work closely with the lawyers to help clients with their non-legal needs. They can assist with safety planning, risk assessments, non-legal advocacy with Police, Housing, Centrelink, banks or other lenders, financial health checks, budgeting, preparing for court and other practical support

Address: 323 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000
Contact Number: 1800 979 529
Fax Number: 9219 6344
Email: domesticviolenceunit@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/family-law/domestic-violence-unit
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Area organisation services: New South Wales
Languages other than English available: Nil
Referral Pathway: Self-referral or through service provide via phone or email
Eligibility Criteria: People who have experienced domestic and family violence
Any Applicable fees: Need to inquire

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.