What we do

KWILS Overview

Vision:  A future where women and their children are safe, living with dignity and respect.

Mission Statement: Provision of legal assistance, legal education and specialised support services to the women of the Katherine, Big Rivers Region with a focus on the reduction of domestic, family and sexual violence.

KWILS is a not-for-profit Community Legal Centre based in Katherine, Northern Territory, providing women in the Katherine region, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, access to free and professional legal services. In addition to this, we provide community legal education and undertake advocacy and law reform. We also provide outreach services to remote women in the Katherine region.

KWILS Values

  • Respect

  • Empathy

  • Honesty

  • Continuous Improvement

Free Legal Services for Women

We provide free and professional legal services, including:

  • Legal Information
  • Legal Advice
  • Legal Assistance
  • Court Representation

We can help you with:

  • Domestic, Family and Personal Violence
  • Child protection
  • Family Law – advice
  • General Civil Law matters:
    – Credit & Debts
    – Victims of Crime Compensation
    – Contractual Disputes
    – Employment

Community Legal Education

A core part of KWILS’ strategic objectives are to raise awareness of issues that have a gendered impact on women through specialist community legal education. To this end, KWILS works with other community service providers and organisations to provide them with information on women’s legal rights in a range of civil matters.

Advocacy and Law Reform

KWILS advocates for social justice outcomes that have a gendered impact on women through policy and law reform.