Our History

In 1993, the Australian Law Reform Commission held an inquiry into Equality Before the Law and identified many issues relating to women’s inequality. In 1994, the Commission recommended funding a women’s legal service in every State and Territory, and in 1995, the Commonwealth government announced funding for women’s legal services.

The Women’s Legal Centre (ACT & Region) Inc  was founded on 13 November 2005 and received Commonwealth government funding in the same month.

The Centre was officially opened on 8 July 1996.