Safe Relationships Project

A project of the Inner City Legal Centre.

ICLC provides a statewide legal advice service for LGBTIQ clients experiencing domestic violence.

Our Safe Relationship Project drop-in clinic is located on Level 5 of the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday mornings between 9am and 12pm. You can also arrange a scheduled appointment below.

Does your partner:

  • Humiliate you – call you names, put you down, make you feel guilty?
  • Threaten you with violence or hit, kick, strangle or throw things at you?
  • Control what you do, who you see or talk to?
  • Threaten to “out” you to your family or work?
  • Have sudden outbursts of anger?
  • Control your money – make you ask for money or make you support them?
  • Use your children, friends or family to blackmail you?
  • Act over protective and become jealous for no reason?
  • Hurt your pets?
  • Force you to have sex or engage in acts that you are not comfortable with?

What is the Project?

We provide court assistance and other support for people who are gay, lesbian or bisexual; people who are transgender; and people who are intersex and are experiencing or escaping an abusive relationship.

The Safe Relationships Project can assist clients in accessing legal representation and to apply for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) or Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVO) to help put an end to the violence they are experiencing.

This is available to ensure that a person’s right to safety is protected through the legal process no matter what their sexual orientation is.

Where does the Project operate?

We are located at the Inner City Legal Centre in Kings Cross and have outreach services at some Local Courts across Sydney. We can also provide telephone support to people living outside of Sydney.

Your legal records will be kept at Inner City Legal Centre.

The Safe Relationships Project (SRP) can help you with going to Court and applying for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO). To make an appointment please call (02) 9332 1966 or 1800 244 481. You can also email us at

How to make an appointment:

To make an appointment please call ICLC on 02 9332 1966 between 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday. You can also email us to request an appointment at

You will be asked to provide some in-take processes and an outline of your legal issue. If you are eligible for our services, you may then be booked in for a appoiuntment.

Please note that all appointments are currently operating remotely.

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Domestic Violence is a crime and you don’t have to put up with it.

Referral Information

Domestic Violence Line

The Department of Community Services Domestic Violence Line is the primary information service for people experiencing domestic violence in NSW. The DV line is free and staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Ph: 1800 65 64 63

Transgender and Transsexual People:
Gender Centre
Services for people with gender issues.
41-43 Parramatta Rd Annandale
Phone: (02) 9569 2366 • Fax: (02) 9569 1176

Intersex People:
Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA)
PO Box 46, Newtown NSW 2042 Australia