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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Who we help

We are a not for profit community legal centre providing free legal services for WA women experiencing disadvantage or in crisis.

With limited appointments 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.

You can contact us directly or can be referred to us from other community agencies.  Where possible we provide general information and referral options over the telephone to any woman who contacts us.

Specialised services

In partnership with like-minded organisations we currently offer several specifically funded services for specific groups of women.

  • Djinda Services – provides specialist legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Perth metropolitan area who have experienced, or are at risk of, family violence or sexual assault.
  • Safe as Houses  – is a specialised program that aims to prevent homelessness for women and children affected by family and domestic violence.
  • NPY Program – provides women in the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the Gibson Desert region with ongoing legal advice and assistance.

The latest news & insights

WLSWA restricted services to 26 June 2019

11 June 2019 News

Important message: unfortunately due to recent staff illness and absences we will not be taking new referrals or making any new appointments prior to 26 June 2019. Our phone lines remain open for enquiries and existing clients and we will refer matters to appropriate services where that is possible; otherwise the Legal Aid Information Line can be contacted on 1300 …

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New Dates Available: WLSWA Family Law (Property) Legal Clinics

5 June 2019 News

WLSWA runs a free Family Law (Property) Legal Clinic once a month to provide eligible women with one-off legal advice about their family law financial matter. This is mainly advice about their family law property settlement matters but could also include child support, spousal maintenance, adult child maintenance or questions about court procedure or enforcement of current orders. Please note …

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