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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

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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