If you have a legal problem, or want to find out information about the law, Top End Women’s Legal Service may be able to help.
TEWLS provides free confidential legal assistance including information, referral, advicee and representation to women in civil and family law matters.
TEWLS is able to provide a one off free legal advice to all women. Depending on your individual circumstances, we may be able to provide you with ongoing assistance in casework or representation.
TEWLS provides free legal advice and information, casework assistance and in some circumstances legal representation at NTCAT and Court.
TEWLS can provide assistance on most civil law issues, including family law, and victims of crime compensation.
- Family law;
- Domestic and family violence;
- Housing and tenancy;
- Consumer law;
- Debts, fines and welfare rights;
- Sexual assault;
- Compensation for victims of crime; and
- Complaints about government and other services.
To read more about our legal services, please click here.
TEWLS regularly travels out to the following communities to assist women living remotely in the Top End. To find out more about TEWLS remote community visits, or if you would like TEWLS to visit your community, please get in contact with us on (08) 8982 3000.
To read more about our community outreach, please click here.
Community Legal Education
Our Community Legal Education program aims to inform women in the Top End of the legal system and their rights and responsibilities as part of that legal system, resulting in increased empowerment.
For more information about our community legal education, please click here.
Information, factsheets and guides
We know that leaving a legal appointment can be quite overwhelming because you receive a lot of information all at the same time. Due to this, TEWLS had produced a range of informative factsheets, guides and a booklet to inform women in written form of their rights.
Please find a full list of our publications on the publications page of this website, click here