Social Work Service

Social Workers provide FREE emotional and practical support to:

  • people living in the Barwon region who are a current or past client of the legal service and
  • who are currently experiencing or have previously experienced family violence


Social workers can provide:

  • short term counselling and support
  • family violence safety planning
  • advocacy and referral to welfare, housing, health and other support services
  • assistance with applications for Family Violence Intervention Orders


BCLS Social Workers cannot give legal advice.


Contact us to make an appointment:

Barwon Community Legal Service
Level 1, 63 Thomson Street, Belmont

1300 430 599

interpreter Free Interpreter Service phone 131 450 and ask them to call 1300 430 599


Police: 000
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre 24 hour Family Violence Response: 1800 015 188
Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault 24 hour crisis line: 1800 806 292
Minerva Community Services: 03 52 242 903