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Domestic Violence Advice

The Commission recognises the unique problems faced by victims of domestic violence and has put in place policies to promote access to services for victims. A legal adviser who specialises in domestic violence is available to assist victims with legal matters where domestic violence is a factor. Appointments may be made by telephoning our Legal Help Line on 1300 366 424.

These services are free of charge.

We can advise and assist 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, child support and family dispute resolution
  • care and protection (child welfare) matters
  • credit, debt and housing matters
    • women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence may be able to obtain assistance with applying for tenancy orders from the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal through WDVCAS
  • immigration matters that may arise upon the breakdown of a relationship due to domestic violence

We may further assist victims to complete an application for legal aid or provide referrals to other services.

If a victim requires counselling and/or other 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.