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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

What we help with

We don’t deal with all kinds of legal matters. By specialising in the areas of law that tend to affect women the most, we aim to focus on the greatest need. The most common issues we assist with are:

  • seeking protection for, or access to, your children
  • applying for violence restraining orders in situations of family violence
  • seeking compensation if you were injured due to family violence or sexual assault
  • applying for a divorce
  • understanding and protecting your rights during complex divorce proceedings

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 factsheets 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) and explain your situation. If we can’t help, we’ll refer you to someone who can.

The latest news & insights

Vacancy for Principal Legal Officer at WLSWA

30 July 2019 News

We are currently seeking a committed and experienced legal practitioner for the role of Principal Legal Officer. The PLO is the Responsible Person for WLSWA, supervising and directing the legal practice to comply with risk management and legal practice framework, managing the case work load of legal staff, ensuring that targets are achieved and  that sound substantive legal advice and …

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Vacancy for Treasurer position on our Board

5 July 2019 News

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from persons experienced in finance who have a commitment to achieving justice, empowerment and safety for some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable women. If you have strong finance credentials and are interested in making a real difference in the pursuit of justice for women by upholding our core values of justice, equality, integrity, …

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