COVID UPDATE: Lockdown July 2021

The Women’s Centre in Corrimal Street – we’re still taking calls but are closed to visitors.
We’re contacting all participants who have registered for our Term 3 programs, and will keep in regular contact to keep you updated about when and if the groups and programs will be starting.
Contact us on 4228 1499 for more information.

The Illawarra Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (IWDVCAS) is an essential service and will remain open to support women during the lockdown.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for support on 4229 4604

We have some exciting news!!

Recently our Board held a special general meeting to
adopt our new name and constitution.

Wollongong Women’s Information Service (WWIS) will now be known as

Women Illawarra

We are in the process of rebranding and will have
a new website coming soon.

Our vision, as stated in our 2021-2026 strategic plan, is
“A world where all women feel safe, valued, respected and have a sense of belonging.”

Our organisation has been in continuous service to the women of the Illawarra since its establishment in 1979. We are excited to move forward with a fresh vision, building on the history and legacy of our founding women.
We may have a new name and new look but our foundational principals and ethos remain the same.

#womensupportingwomen #respect #integrity #collaboration

Women Supporting Women

WWIS is the Women’s Centre, the Illawarra Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, and The Family Advocacy and Support Service. WWIS has a long history of supporting women in the Illawarra. We are a service run by women for women and our offices are women-only spaces where you can feel safe and welcome and can find assistance and support.

If we aren’t able to assist you directly, we will be able to provide you with information about, and referral to the services that will be able to assist you.

The Illawarra Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service provides support and assistance and court advocacy services to women experiencing domestic and family violence.
Our services include the following:

  • assisting women and children who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic violence to obtain effective legal protection from New South Wales Local Courts through applications for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders;
  • assist all women who are the victim of a domestic violence incident involving NSW Police with advice, information and referral within one business day of the event occurring;
  • facilitate women’s and children’s access to a support system that can assist them with their other legal and social/welfare needs; and
  • establish partnerships with, and work in collaboration with, local police, local courts, other members of the justice sector and other local services to respond effectively to domestic violence.

For further information please contact us on 4229 4604

The Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) combines free legal advice and support at the family court for women affected by domestic and family violence.
If you are worried about your safety at court or about going to court please contact the FASS worker before your court date.
The FASS worker can assist you to:

  • Help you plan for your safety
  • Talk to the Family Courts about your safety at court
  • Give you information and support during your family law case
  • Help with practical problems like Centrelink and housing
  • Advocate for you with services like police

You can speak with the FASS worker on 0411 103 471