court support (men & women) and women’s advocacy


The Centre For Women & Co. provide court based support to women who experience domestic and family violence and who have court proceedings before a Magistrates Court in relation to domestic and family violence matters at Cleveland and Wynnum. Our service is also funded to provide information to respondents and provides information on court processes.

Court Support staff provide information, support and assistance to women who are seeking a Domestic Violence Protection Order. (Staff are not able to provide legal advice).

We understand that going to court can be a stressful and difficult experience. Our workers are able to offer:

  • Information about court procedures.

  • Assistance in applying for a new order or to vary or revoke the conditions on an existing order.

  • Pre court visit and orientation.

  • Support in the safe waiting room and in the court room.

  • Post court debriefing and information.

  • Safety planning.

  • Referral to The Centre For Women & Co. Redlands office for ongoing support.

  • Referral to other agencies.

To access the Court Support and Information please contact us on 3050 3060 or visit staff at:

Cleveland Magistrates Court

5 Middle Street Cleveland Qld 4163
Opening hours: Tuesday 8.30am - 2pm   

Wynnum Magistrates Court

Pine Street Wynnum Qld 4178
Opening hours: Wednesday 9.00am - 1pm