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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

End of Year Office Closure

17 December 2018 News

Please note that Women’s Legal Service WA will be closed from 1pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019 If you need assistance during this time, you can contact: Legal Aid WA Infoline – on 1300 650 579 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline (including for referral to a women’s …

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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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