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

Office Christmas Closure

20 December 2019 News

Women’s Legal Service WA is closed for the Christmas Period from 5pm Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. In the event you need urgent legal advice during our Christmas closure, please telephone the Legal Aid of WA Infoline on 1300 650 579. Should you require assistance from other services, the following numbers may be …

Read more

16 Days, 16 Stories – Tameka Brown

29 November 2019 News

We are proud to announce our Senior Solicitor for Djinda Service, Tameka Brown was chosen as one of the featured stories as part of the 16 days, 16 stories series.  This story series was put together by the Centre for Stories and the WA State Library for the 16 days in WA campaign to stop violence against women. We encourage …

Read more