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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

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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