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Cumberland Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (CWDVCAS)

Professionals In Social Justice.

We deliver free legal and social supports through 7 specialist teams

We assist women experiencing (or who have experienced) domestic and family violence.

We provide a range of free social support services including information, referrals, court support, advocacy and safety planning. Our services are holistic and aim to maximize your physical and psychological safety and wellbeing.

We offer various different social support pathways, including:

  • Support for women referred to us by NSW Police
  • Court support for women seeking an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) at the Local Court at Parramatta, Burwood and Fairfield
  • Advocacy support for women with family law proceedings at the Federal Circuit Court at Parramatta

For general enquiries, you can call us on (02) 8833 0922 or email us at

We also offer court support for women seeking an ADVO at the Local Court of NSW at Parramatta on Tuesdays, Burwood on Thursdays and Fairfield on Fridays.

If you are seeking advocacy support for family law proceedings at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, you can meet us at the Parramatta registry from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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please contact us using the details above.

Online Safety Bar Quick Exit

This website has a “quick exit” button near the top right-hand corner of each page. This button will close the Western Sydney Community Legal Centre website and open the Bureau of Meteorology website. The button may be helpful if you are worried that you are being monitored and you are concerned that someone is about to find you looking at this site.

However, the quick close button will not delete your browser history. This means that if the person checks your browser history they will be able to see that you have visited this website.

For information on deleting your internet history click here.

If someone is monitoring your online activity using spyware or monitoring devices, they will still be able to see that you have visited this website.

Remember: Deleting large parts of your internet history may alert your abuser.

To discuss your online safety call DVConnect 1800 811 811 (24-hour telephone advice line) or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) (24-hour telephone counselling line).

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