Women's legal services

This page contains information on women's legal services in the Northern Territory.

Top End Women’s Legal Services (TEWLS)

TEWLS provides free and confidential legal advice, legal education and support to women in Darwin and surrounding areas.

You can get legal advice in most areas of civil law, with the exception of immigration and commercial matters.

TEWLS do not draft wills.

Contact details

Phone: 1800 234 441 or 08 8982 3000
Fax: 08 8941 9935
Email: admin@tewls.org.au

GPO Box 1901
Darwin NT 0801

Ground floor
2/5 Edmunds Street
Darwin NT 0801

Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Domestic Violence Legal Services (DVLS)

The Domestic Violence Legal Service provides the following services to victims or people at risk of domestic and family violence:

  • applying for a domestic violence order (DVO)
  • changing a DVO
  • extending a DVO
  • removing a DVO
  • Police domestic violence orders
  • legal representation
  • duty lawyer service at the Darwin Magistrates Court domestic violence list - currently Fridays
  • community legal education
  • referrals to support services and other legal services.

Darwin and Palmerston only.


For further information or to make an appointment please contact our office:

Phone: 08 8999 7977
Fax: 08 8999 7979
Email: info@dvls.nt.gov.au

PO Box 2925
Darwin NT  0801

Level 1, Nichols Place
Corner Cavenagh and Bennett Streets
Darwin NT  0801

Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Services (KWILS)

Women can get legal advice in all of the following areas:

  • children
  • separation and divorce
  • family and domestic violence
  • victims of crime compensation
  • wills and deceased estates
  • superannuation
  • child protection
  • credit and debt.

Contact details

Shop 5 Katherine Arcade

PO Box 1194
Katherine NT 0851

Phone: 08 8972 1712 or 1800 620 108
Fax: 08 8972 1572

Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS)

Free legal advice for all Central Australian women, including all of the following areas:

  • domestic violence orders
  • family law problems including children, property and child support
  • compensation, including victims of crime, vehicle accidents and workplace claims
  • child protection
  • discrimination
  • employment and dismissal
  • credit and debt
  • tenancy.

Contact details

1 Stott Terrace
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 3496
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8952 4055 or 1800 684 055
Fax: 08 8952 4033

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Last updated: 15 June 2018