End of Year Shutdown Period

Please note the Women’s Legal Centre will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 22 December and will re-open at 9 am on Monday 8 January 2024.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) remains open 24 hours a day during the holiday period.
Phone: 02 6280 0900

The Federal Court and Family Court of Australia is closed from 23 December 2023 to 5 January 2024. For urgent matters, contact the national enquiry line.
Phone: 1300 352 000

The ACT Courts Registry will be closed from 12:30 pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday 2 January 2024. During this period, people can apply for emergency FVOs.

Emergency Family Violence Protection Orders

You may apply for an emergency Family Violence Protection Order by contacting the Australian Federal Police on 131444 or attending City Police Station, London Circuit Canberra City.

The following agencies provide support for these matters: Domestic Violence Crisis Service (02) 6280 0900

Legal Aid ACT (02) 6243 3411


The Women’s Legal Centre wishes you a safe and happy holiday period.