Publications 2019-10-18T10:12:48+09:30

TEWLS has produced a range of publications to inform and help women with legal matters

The publications available below explain key areas of family law; separation, divorce, parenting arrangements and property arrangements.

These factsheets are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice – if you need legal advice about Family Law matters, you can Contact Us for an appointment or Make an Appointment via our website.

What TEWLS can help you with postcard

Information about what TEWLS can help you with, including areas of civil and family law.

Download this postcard.

Women’s Legal Information Booklet – Darwin Correctional Centre

A legal information booklet for women incarcerated at the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC), this resource provides a starting point for women to identify legal issues and practical information and steps to resolve these issues.

This resource aims to provide information and support for women incarcerated at the DCC.

Download this booklet.

External Resources and Publications

The following external service providers have produced helpful publications and resources in a range of legal areas.

These publications and resources are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice – if you need legal advice about civil and family law matters, you can Contact Us for an appointment or Make an Appointment via our website.

NGO Domestic and Family Violence Service Map of the NT

Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS)

A service map of the Northern Territory for women escaping domestic and family violence.

Download this service map.

Further information about this project can be found on NTCOSS’ website here.

Safety Planning Booklet

Dawn House

Do you feel scared at home? A Safety Plan may help.

A Safety Plan can help you see your options and get a better sense of control over your situation.You can access the Safety Planning Booklet via the Dawn House website here.

Property Settlement Workbook

North Queensland Women’s Service (NQWLS)

This workbook can help if you are: trying to mediate with your partner to reach a property settlement, or preparing an application to a court for a property settlement.

You can access this workbook via the NQWLS website here.

The Little Black Book of Scams

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

The best way to protect yourself is through awareness and education.

The Little Black Book of Scams is recognised internationally as an important tool for consumers and small businesses to learn about scams including:

  • the most common scams to watch out for
  • the different ways scammers can contact you
  • the tools scammers use to trick you
  • the warning signs
  • how to protect yourself, and
  • where you can find help.

You can access the Little Black Book of Scams via the ACCC website here.

Going to Court

Northern Territory Local Court

The Northern Territory Local Court has jurisdiction over most of the criminal and civil matters in the Northern Territory, including criminal charges, domestic violence orders (DVOs) and personal violence restraining orders (PVROs). The Northern Territory Local Court website has information for people going to court, including information about court rules (etiquette). going to court as a witness, and court appearances.

You can access the Going to Court information via the Northern Territory Local Court website here.

Northern Territory Law Handbook

AustLII, NT Legal Aid Commission, and Darwin Community Legal Service

The Northern Territory Law Handbook is a resource and practical guide to legal issues that affect people living in the Northern Territory. The layout is similar to a Wikipedia page and the resource includes information about the legal system and different areas of law.

To access the Northern Territory Law Handbook, you can visit the AustLII website here.

Publications, Brochures and Fact Sheets

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit Court has produced a range of Publications, Brochures and Fact Sheets for the Family Law jurisdiction, including information for people wanting to apply to the Court for orders, information about separation and stress, and dispute resolution in family law proceedings.

To access the Publications, Brochures and Fact Sheets, you can visit the Federal Circuit Court of Australia website here.

Do-It-Yourself Kits

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit Court has produced a range of Do-It-Yourself Kits for the Family Law jurisdiction, including service in divorce matters, the production of financial statements in property settlement matters, and initiating applications for all parenting and property.

To access the Do-It-Yourself Kits, you can visit the Federal Circuit Court of Australia website here.

“Quick Exit” button

The TEWLS website has a “quick exit” button in the top right-hand corner of the page.

This button will close the TEWLS website and open the Bureau of Meteorology website. You may need to use this button if you are worried that someone is watching you use the computer or that you have been looking at the TEWLS website.

The “quick exit” button does not delete your browse history. This means that if someone checks your browser history, they will be able to see that you have visited then TEWLS website.

Do you speak a language other than English?

If you would like to speak to TEWLS with an interpreter:

You can call TEWLS on 1800 234 441 and ask to speak to us with an interpreter. We can organise this for free.You will need to tell us your name, your phone number and the language that you speak. We will then call you back with an interpreter on the phone.

TEWLS are able to organise interpreters for most languages, including Aboriginal languages and Auslan.

You can also organise for TEWLS to contact you:

To organise for TEWLS to contact you, please complete the form through the “Make an Appointment” button on the TEWLS home page.

Do you want to access the TEWLS website in a language other than English?

If you would like to listen to the TEWLS website in an
Aboriginal language:

TEWLS has had four Top End Aboriginal languages recorded for this website. You can click the “play” button to listen to these recordings.

The languages that are currently available are:

  • – Murrinh-Patha
  • – Tiwi
  • – Warlpiri
  • – Yolngu Matha

If you would like to read the TEWLS website in a language other than English:

The TEWLS website is able to be translated to lots of different languages. To change the language settings, press “Select Language” in the top bar and choose the language that you speak.

More about hiding your history

Remember, deleting large parts of your internet history may be dangerous. This is because it may tell someone that you do not want your internet history to be found.

If you need help with online safety and/or technological safety, you can visit the eSafety Commissioner website here or you can call 1800 RESPECT on their 24-hour telephone counselling and support service. If you are in danger, you should call the Police on 000.