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Domestic Violence Advice

Legal Services recognises the unique problems faced by victims of domestic violence and has put in place policies to promote access to services for victims. Legal advisers are available to assist victims with legal matters where domestic violence is a factor.

Appointments may be made by telephoning our Legal Helpline on 1300 366 424.

These services are free of charge.

We can provide advice in relation to:

  • intervention order matters
  • the victim's role and rights in the criminal justice process
  • family law matters, such as arrangements for children, and child support, see Child Support Advice
  • care and protection (child welfare) matters
  • credit, debt and housing matters
  • immigration matters that may arise upon the breakdown of a relationship due to domestic violence, see Migration Advice

We may provide referrals to our other Domestic Violence programs and/or assist with applications for legal aid.

If a victim requires counselling and/or other immediate practical support, including safe accommodation, they should telephone the Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098.

In case of emergency within South Australia, a victim or concerned person should telehone police on 000. For police attendance, telephone 131 444.