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Women’s Legal Service WA is a not for profit community legal centre specialising in providing legal services to women across WA.

We prioritise assisting women who face some kind of disadvantage. Take a look at the Who we help page or contact us to find out if we can assist you.

Legal issues are often complex, affecting many aspects of your life and preventing you from moving forward. Our approach is to provide you with a safe and respectful space, to listen to your story and help you understand all of your options.

We always aim to support you to make your own decisions about what is best for you and your family.

What we can help with

We don’t deal with all kinds of legal matters. We aim to focus on the greatest need and prioritise clients who experience barriers accessing assistance from other service providers.

The most common issues we assist with are:

  • children’s care arrangements (Family Court of WA and Children’s Court matters)
  • advice about family violence restraining orders (Magistrate Court matters)
  • seeking compensation if you were injured due to family violence or sexual assault
  • divorce applications
  • advice and some assistance with family law property settlement and maintenance matters

Find out more about what kinds of legal services we offer in the What we do section of this website.

Our resources section provides a range of information on legal issues so you can better understand the processes and options available to you. You may like to download one of our fact sheets that provide a basic overview of the law. We’ve also included a Legal Toolkit page containing resources that will be useful if you plan on handling your own legal issues.

Please contact us on (08) 9272 8800 or 1800 625 122 (country callers) or by using our online enquiry form and explain your situation. If we can’t help, we’ll try to refer you to someone who can.

The latest news & insights

Welcome new WLSWA Team Members

7 October 2019 News

At the Board meeting on September 26th 2019, we were pleased to welcome Sarah Van Gent as our new Treasurer.  Sarah joins us as a highly qualified accountant with previous community legal sector experience. On Wednesday 9th October, we will welcome to the staff our new Principal Legal Officer Selena McCrickard.  Selena comes to us with experience in both the …

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Board Meeting 27 June 2019

25 June 2019 News

The next WLSWA Board meeting will be held at the offices of Clayton Utz Lawyers on 27 June 2019. We will be delighted to welcome to the meeting new Board members Julie Whitlock, Melissa Callanan and Kirsty Moore. We are privileged to now have the skills which our new members will offer, their profiles can be found here. Big thanks …

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