The Women’s Legal Centre ACT is a specialist legal service based in Canberra, providing legal and non-legal support to Canberra’s most vulnerable women. We are a feminist, nationally accredited community legal centre, and provide free advice, assistance and in some instances, representation to women about a range of issues concerning family and employment.
We are a member of the Women’s Legal Services Network, and contribute to law reform and policy initiatives.
- Refer women to sympathetic lawyers and other support services
- Run community legal education sessions
- Produce information for women about their rights, the legal system and the law
- Do research, law reform and lobbying activities regarding women’s interests
The Centre is a safe contact point for women. You can find more detail on our activities in our Annual Reports.
- Client focused service.
We prioritise the most vulnerable women in our community including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; women dealing with family violence; and women with disability.
We respect each client’s experiences and choices.
We strive to be responsive and flexible to client needs.
We value close working relationships with other legal and non-legal groups.