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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

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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