Supporting Local Women

Women’s Safety HUB – a safe place to receive information, referrals and advice for victims of Domestic and Family Violence.

The HUB is available to support women and their children with:

  • Information and resources about upcoming court matters and Apprehended Domestic Violence orders (ADVO’s)- this includes access to a mock court room to help explain the local court process.
  • Modern AVL facilities to link women with Solicitors, support services and interpreters on site in private rooms.
  • Family law support & information and referrals for family law advice.
  • Support with Housing applications and requests for transfers.
  • Aboriginal and Multicultural Specialist Workers on site.
  • Access to computers to assist in completing Victim Services applications for home security and counselling.
  • Safety Planning tips and strategies.
  • Mock Court Room.
A woman holds a blue umbrella

OPEN from 9.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday. Please call 4940 8766 for further details and directions. No appointment necessary.

NWDVCAS has a new partnership with FISH and two members of the Fish program will be co-located in the Women’s Safety Hub every Thursday and Friday. The following is a review of the Women’s Safety Hub from FISH.

On behalf of FISH, we would like to thank you and WDVCAS for the use of your Womens Safety Hub room on Friday. Your space was so conducive to a really successful planning day and all participants commented on how thoughtfully it was designed and set up. A solicitor who joined us was particularly impressed with the mock court room and everyone was made to feel welcomed by you and your team.

Thankyou for everything that you and your program do for women experiencing violence and for your collaboration and support of organisations such as ours!

Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter Inc. (FISH)
https://finclusionh.org

Relationships Australia NSW

We have absolutely LOVED working in that space and the clients have benefitted exponentially from having better access to the support of WDVCAS on site.

https://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au

Our Facilities

The Women’s Safety Hub has a Mock Courtroom to help women understand the Local Court process. The courtroom was built in 2021. Read about the project here.

Mock courtroom, from behind the lawyer's bench facing the judge.

Mock Court Room

Our AVL room, with comfortable chairs and cushions, a decorative plant, white walls, and remote courtroom screen and microphone

AVL facilities

A comfortable chair at a desk with a shared computer, decorative plant, and brochures

Access to computers

Women’s Safety Hub – an initiative of Newcastle Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service and is part of the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program, a project of Legal Aid NSW.

Our Services