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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

Vacancies on the WLSWA Board (3)

2 April 2019 News

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced and committed people with a commitment to achieving justice, empowerment and safety for some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable women. Our current Board membership is 8. We have one vacancy, but an increase in Board size to 11 when constitutional changes take effect will create an additional two vacancies. If you …

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2017-2018 Annual Report

28 November 2018 News

At its annual general meeting on Thursday 15 November, WLCWA launched is annual report for the 2017-2018 year.  This report showcases the outstanding work carried out during the preceding year by the dedicated staff and volunteers of WLCWA. WLCWA Annual Report 2017-18

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