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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Djinda Service

 

Djinda Service is the name for the Perth Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service which we run in partnership with Relationships Australia WA.

‘Djinda’ is a Noongar word meaning ‘star’. The stars represent women who guide their families, shine brightly, survive against the odds and are strong in their determination to keep their families safe.

Djinda Service is a free specialist legal and non-legal support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Perth metropolitan area who have experienced, or are experiencing family violence and/or sexual assault.

How we can help you

Women’s Legal Service WA solicitors are responsible for delivering the legal component of Djinda Service and the Relationships Australia WA resource workers provide advocacy and non-legal support and referral to a range of services, including counselling and crisis support.

Legal assistance is provided in the form of legal information and advice, limited court representation, advocacy and assistance, referrals and community legal education in the areas of:

  • identifying and responding to family violence;
  • family violence restraining orders;
  • children’s protection and care (DCP matters);
  • family law (parenting related matters, some divorce); and
  • criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence or sexual assault).

Legal appointments will usually take place at the Women’s Legal Service WA office in Perth, however we do regularly attend outreach at the Midland Relationship’s Australia Office.

To find out more about Djinda Service or to make an appointment contact us on (08) 9200 2202 or email [email protected].

Please note, in light of the COVID 19 situation, all legal advice appointments will be by phone for the foreseeable future.

For an agency or service provider wanting to refer a client, you can complete our Djinda Service Referral Form and email it back to us.

Djinda Service is funded by the Western Australian Attorney General’s Department.

The latest news & insights

Employment Opportunity – Finance and Operations Manager

3 September 2020 News

****EXTENDED CLOSING DATE – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSE ON 2ND OCTOBER**** An exciting opportunity is available at Women’s Legal Service WA in this newly created role – Finance and Operations Manager. WLSWA is at a critical stage of a strategic sustainability journey. Our 2019-2023 strategic plan includes plans for growth of services to meet our clients’ needs and increasing client demand, …

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NEW – FDV Financial Counselling Services

27 August 2020 News

Women’s Legal Service WA are pleased to announce that we now offer a specialist family and domestic violence financial counselling service to all women in Western Australia who are experiencing financial disadvantage and/or hardship. We would like to acknowledge the Financial Counselling Foundation for enabling us to provide this valuable service. We welcome Merlene, an experienced Senior Financial Counsellor who …

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