Katherine Women's Legal Service (KWILS)

Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service (KWILS) is a not-for-profit Community Legal Centre based in Katherine, Northern Territory. We are a specialist women’s legal service providing all women, and those who identify as women, in Katherine and the Big Rivers Region access to free and professional legal and support services, with a particular focus on the reduction of domestic, family and sexual violence. We also provide community legal education and undertake advocacy and law reform work in areas that improve gender equity and address gendered violence.

KWILS aims to ensure that all women in the Katherine region have access to free legal advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Domestic, Family and Personal Violence

  • Child protection

  • Family Law

  • Discrimination (age, sex, race, gender etc)

  • Employment (including sexual harassment)

  • Government complaints (including the conduct of Police, Corrections & Education)

  • Health Care Complaints Commission (including the conduct of Health Care, Aged Care and Disability Care Providers)

  • Coronial Inquests

  • Tenancy Law (public and private tenancies)

  • Social Security/Centrelink

  • Consumer law (Credit & Debts)

  • Victims of Crime and Motor Accidents Compensation