What We Offer

Drop-In Centre
A quiet women-only space where you can come for a coffee, chat, or just time out.  
Support Workers are available to listen and provide support. 

Information & Resources
Up-to-date information on a wide range of community services that are able to support your specific needs.

Free Counselling
In order to try and address our high waiting list and the speed with which clients are placed with a counsellor, the Board of the Women’s Centre has approved a change in policy.
We will no longer be offering 20 sessions but rather 10 + 10 counselling hours per client.
Clients will be offered 10 sessions with the possibility of, up to, a further 10 sessions where necessary. This will be decided on a case by case basis. Our aim is to support as many women as possible and we are hopeful that this policy change will facilitate this.

Our counsellors deal with a wide range of issues, including domestic violence, trauma, relationships and grief work. Some counsellors are fully qualified and some are students-on-placement from The Gestalt Institute, UC, Vision College or Laidlaw College. Click here for more information.

Legal Advice
FREE legal consultation with a lawyer for guidance around legal advice and procedures (appointment necessary).
This involves 15 minutes with a female lawyer to advise you if you have a legal problem and if you need to instruct a lawyer. You can be advised in general terms about your eligibility for Legal Aid and get some idea of the legal procedures involved in solving your problem. 
We also have a Japanese lawyer available. 

In some cases we can support you in contact with agencies such as CYF, WINZ or the Employment Relations Service.

A variety of low-cost courses throughout the year (see our current course brochure or the courses page on this website).

Lesbian Support click here

Information on social activities, entertainment, support and community groups.  We also have a range of literature with lesbian themes.

Unfortunately due to lack of interest in the monthly movie night during 2013, and no available facilitator, the movie night will cease running until further notice.  However, we are really open to starting the movie night again if anybody out there is still interested and we can find a facilitator. Please contact Ariane (Centre Coordinator) with your feedback and/or if you are keen to help..

Asian Support click here
We have a Japanese lawyer available. Appointment necessary.

A wide range of books on topics such as; abuse, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, feminist politics, health, parenting, relationships, self awareness, sexuality and spirituality are available to members. For information on becoming a member please click here.

Rooms for Rent
Three rooms are available for hire at very reasonable rates.  The Women's Centre is situated centrally within easy walking distance of the bus exchange, the Restart Mall and South City Mall.  Our rooms are available for appointments and group meetings, day & night, weekdays & weekends.