Who We Help

Our solicitors and social workers provide assistance to women who cannot afford a private lawyer and do not qualify for Legal Aid.

If you earn under $85,000 you may be eligible for an initial appointment at the Centre. We offer a range of flexible appointment options, including appointments at Child & Family Centres around Canberra and YourPlace in Queanbeyan.

For assistance beyond initial advice, we assist Canberra’s most vulnerable women, and prioritise women who:

  • are experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence; and/or;
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander with their legal issues, including providing non-legal support through our ATSI Access to Justice Program. More information about this program can be found here
  • speak English as a second language
  • have a disability
  • do not have access to funds and experience significant financial disadvantage.

If you are unsure about the kind of help you might need, or whether we offer a particular service, please call us on our advice line. Even if we are unable to assist with your matter, we may be able to direct you to other services or resources.