Women's Legal Service WA

Women’s Legal Service WA Inc. (WLSWA) is a not for profit Community Legal Centre funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department to provide a range of free legal support services to women living in Western Australia who are in crisis, at risk or facing disadvantage. WLSWA aim to empower and educate women to know their legal rights and make informed legal choices, support women in gaining equitable access to information, advice and advocacy and assist women in achieving fair outcomes.

Services

WLSWA prioritise services to assist women who have the greatest need and who may experience additional barriers in accessing legal advice, support and justice with:

  • family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through the WLSWA Legal Clinic);
  • family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters);
  • protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division); and
  • criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).

All legal advice appointments are for one-off legal advice. Any ongoing assistance with document drafting or other matters is offered at the discretion of the solicitor who is seen on the day. However, there is no guarantee that they will have capacity.

Interpreters are available to assist women where English is not their first or preferred language.

WLSWA also participates in law reforms, advocacy, community legal education and professional development training.

Contact

To request information, referral or to book an appointment, please call (08) 9272 8800 or 1800 652 122 (country callers) or email info@wlswa.org.au.

Location

WLSWA is located on Level 1 of the CSA Centre at 445 Hay Street, Perth.