Quick Exit

Contact us to request an appointment

Need help?

We are a not for profit community legal centre who provide free legal services to WA women.

Who we help

With limited appointments available, we target our services to women who have the greatest need and who may experience additional barriers in accessing support and justice.  That can mean women who:

  • have no or very low income
  • have limited access to other legal services, such as those in remote regions, those not eligible to access other services (including Legal Aid), or where their local community legal centre is unable to assist
  • are experiencing or overcoming family violence, or the trauma it creates
  • have a disability
  • are homeless
  • are in prison or remand
  • are from a multicultural background, particularly if English is a second language
  • are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • are experiencing discrimination on the basis of sexuality.

What we help with

We do not deal with all kinds of legal matters.

Our main areas of practice are:

  • family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through our Legal Clinic);
  • family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters);
  • protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division);
  • criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).

Where we cannot help and if possible, we will make a referral to another service(s) who might be able to.

Our Client Services Officers can also provide general legal information (not legal advice) or direct people to where they can find such information, such as on our Resources page.

The latest news & insights

Women’s Legal Service WA to speak at CEDA Event

18 November 2019 News

Board Chair, Zoe Henham will speak at the next CEDA event being held on the 29th November 2019.  Speakers Hon. Peter Quinlan, Hon. John Quigley and industry leaders will discuss the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia. Register Now to hear about this important topic.

Read more

Women’s Legal Service WA Inc presents our 2018/19 Annual Report

15 November 2019 News

On Thursday 14th November 2019, we held our Annual General Meeting.  The AGM celebrated our achievements, welcomed new members and proudly presented our new look Annual Report for the 2018/19 financial year. You can read our report here Annual Report 2018-19.

Read more