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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Advocacy

We are committed to addressing the systemic issues that lead to gender inequality in our community. Our goal is to improve access to justice and just outcomes for women. We play an active role in advocating for law reform and policy changes to increase protection and safety for our clients and their children.

We are always looking for like-minded volunteers to assist us with this work and increase our capacity to participate in law reform change.

Our policy and law reform advocacy includes making submissions to State and Federal legal inquiries, participation in forums and round tables to influence policy and attitudes towards legal issues affecting women, as well as ongoing advocacy with State and Federal governments through our contribution to, and support of, networks such as Domestic Violence Legal Workers Network of WA, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centre Association of WA.

 Support our Submissions

To assist you in identifying opportunities for collaborative and joint advocacy, please refer to our previous submissions available on this website.

If you are interested in endorsing or supporting our advocacy on a specific project, please contact our Principal Legal Officer to discuss this further.

The latest news & insights

NEW – FDV Financial Counselling Services

27 August 2020 News

Women’s Legal Service WA are pleased to announce that we now offer a specialist family and domestic violence financial counselling service to all women in Western Australia who are experiencing financial disadvantage and/or hardship. We would like to acknowledge the Financial Counselling Foundation for enabling us to provide this valuable service. We welcome Merlene, an experienced Senior Financial Counsellor who …

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Media Release – August 2020

20 August 2020 News

BHP PARTNERS WITH WOMEN’S LEGAL SERVICE WA Women’s Legal Service WA (WLSWA) is delighted to announce the formation of a two-year partnership with BHP to deliver a pilot program in the Pilbara. The venture comes at a time when family and domestic violence as a result of COVID-19 is on a significant rise, with Western Australia experiencing one of the …

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