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We provide legal advice and assistance to women in WA

What we do

Legal Services and Support

Women’s Legal Service WA provides a range of legal support services  to WA women facing disadvantage.

We don’t deal with all kinds of legal matters. Our main areas of practice are family law, care and protection, family violence and criminal injuries compensation. You can find more information at What we help with.


We have developed a range of resources that provide information on legal issues so you can better understand the processes and options available to you. You may also like to download our factsheets or Legal Toolkit.

Please note, this section of our website is currently being developed.  If you would like to be notified when resources are available, please subscribe. 

Law and Policy Reform

An important part of our role is working towards a systemic improvement in access to justice for women in WA. We ensure women’s voices are heard by engaging in Government reviews, making policy and law reform submissions, and in working in collaboration with like-minded networks and organisations.

Community Legal Education

We run a range of community legal education activities to better educate the community and the community services sector about the most common legal issues affecting women.

Please contact us on (08) 9272 8800 or 1800 625 122 (country callers) if you would like to request us to present a community legal education session or if you would like to work with us.  Your request will be referred to the Principal Legal officer who will contact you to discuss.

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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