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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

Vacancy for Principal Legal Officer at WLSWA

30 July 2019 News

We are currently seeking a committed and experienced legal practitioner for the role of Principal Legal Officer. The PLO is the Responsible Person for WLSWA, supervising and directing the legal practice to comply with risk management and legal practice framework, managing the case work load of legal staff, ensuring that targets are achieved and  that sound substantive legal advice and …

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Vacancy for Treasurer position on our Board

5 July 2019 News

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from persons experienced in finance who have a commitment to achieving justice, empowerment and safety for some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable women. If you have strong finance credentials and are interested in making a real difference in the pursuit of justice for women by upholding our core values of justice, equality, integrity, …

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