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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

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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