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Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS) – Legal Services

TEWLS provides free civil and family law services, including legal information and referral, advice, casework and representation services, community legal education, and advocacy to women in the Top End.

TEWLS is able to provide free legal advice and legal information and referral services to all women and people identifying as women in the Greater Darwin region. Women wishing to access our services are able to seek free legal help in person at the TEWLS office or at our various clinic locations, as well as over the phone.

How we can help

TEWLS provides holistic and culturally appropriate legal and related non-legal services.

For more information about how TEWLS can help you, please see How We Can Help.

Legal advice and representation

TEWLS is able to provide free legal advice to all women and people identifying as women in the Greater Darwin region, including legal information and referral services. TEWLS also provides casework and representation services on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about TEWLS’ provision of legal advice and representation services, please see Legal Advice & Representation.

Areas of Law

TEWLS provides legal services in most areas of civil and family law, including:

For more information about the areas of law that we are able to assist with, please see Areas of Law.

Where can I meet with TEWLS?

TEWLS provides legal services in-house at our Darwin office, as well as at various outreach and clinic locations.

For more information about where you can meet with TEWLS, please see Clinic Locations.

Community Legal Education

TEWLS has a strong commitment to community legal education – we believe that by empowering women with knowledge and information about the legal system, women and the community at large will be able to better access the legal system.

For more information about TEWLS’ Community Legal Education programs and how you can contact TEWLS to discuss legal education workshops and/or campaigns, please see Community Legal Education.

Not in the Northern Territory?

If you are in a state or territory other than the Northern Territory, or need a different community legal centre, please see the National Association of Community Legal Centres website for information about a community legal centre, including women’s legal service, in your local area.


How to access this service


This service is for

All Genders

This service is for ages

All Ages

What else you should know

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander specific service
Designed for Families
Interpreter service availability

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  • 2/17 Lindsay Street, Darwin NT 0800

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