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Legal Services

The information provided on this website is for general purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representation or warranties of any kind about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products or services. Even though we are able to provide links to other website, we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement.

Aboriginal Family Law Services

Provides free legal and community support services for Aboriginal families and individuals in Western Australia. This includes legal advocacy, casework, court support and representation in matters related to family violence and sexual assault. They cannot act for perpetrators of violence. The legal matters they assist with include Violence Restraining Orders (VRO’s), criminal injuries compensation, and family law issues such as child recovery orders and parenting plans.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Child and Youth Services, Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, Legal Services,

Aboriginal Legal Service of WA

Provides legal representation and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Angelhands – Recovery from Extreme Trauma

Angelhands helps people recover from extreme trauma. Angelhands provides clinical and medical therapies that focus on the individual and their symptoms. The service helps people regain their strength and confidence, and reconnect with their communities.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides advice and information relating to most areas of law including family, civil, consumer, vehicle accidents,  neighbourhood disputes, simple wills, powers of attorney, and probate.



Category: Legal Services

Community Legal Centres Association (WA)

Provides a referral service to appropriate legal centres or other relevant organisations. Cmmunity Legal Centre services include information and advice; casework and minor assistance; representation and advocacy; community legal education; policy and law reform. Each Cmmunity Legal Centre may offer different services, depending on the needs of the community.



Categories: Financial Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Consumer Credit Legal Services

Provides assistance with credit, banking and financial services.



Category: Legal Services

Daydawn Advocacy Centre

Day Dawn Advocacy Centre provides support, advocacy and negotiation on behalf of Aboriginal people. They can provide legal, medical, financial, educational and social services for the Indigenous people of Western Australia.



Categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Legal Services,

Employment Law Centre of WA

Provides free, confidential legal advice, and referrals to vulnerable employees. Aim to assist employee to understand their rights and obligations so that they feel confident in pursuing their legal options.



Categories: General Contacts, Legal Services,

Family Court of Western Australia – Counselling & Consultancy Service

The Counselling and Consultancy Service is staffed by fully qualified Family Consultants with specialist knowledge and expertise in working with children and families experiencing relationship difficulties after separation. Services Provided are as follows

  • Case Assessment Conferences
  • Individual case management, which may include joint mediation/conciliation/counselling services, depending on the specific requirements of each family
  • Referrals to appropriate agencies or programs when appropriate, and
  • A variety of reports including Family Reports involving children, as ordered by the court.



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Fremantle Community Legal Centre

Provides information, options, support and advocacy to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and skills to take control of their own financial situation. Provides advice on legal issues in family law, domestic violence retraining orders and general legal issues. Open Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Must make appointment. It is for families who are low income and disadvantaged also low income families who do not meet Centrelink criteria. Must be living in the Fremantle area.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, Financial Services, Legal Services,

Gosnells Community Legal Centre

Provides counselling, advocacy, and referral for families or individuals experiencing financial crisis. They can assist with preparing household budgets. They can also can provide advice on matters relating to Family law, Domestic violence and child support.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, Financial Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Legal Aid WA

Provides free telephone and internet information about many areas of law. Specialist services include: family and domestic violence, youth law and alternative dispute resolution.

Information services: through telephone information line, community legal education, this website and a range of publications and kits.

Legal advice: through duty lawyers at court or legal advice sessions, either face to face, over the telephone or by video conference to people in remote areas.

Minor assistance: through solicitors or paralegal advisors who can help you negotiate, write letters, draft documents or prepare to represent yourself in court.

Legal representation: through lawyers working for Legal Aid WA as well as private lawyers. Only people with incomes and assets below a certain level get their own lawyer.



Categories: Family Services, Legal Services,

Mental Health Law Centre

The service is free legal advice and representation to people who are involuntary patients in the Western Australian mental health system. Subject to resources, they provide legal help, advice, representation and/or referrals in other areas of law including criminal, guardianship and administration, criminal injuries compensation, equal opportunity, discrimination and other civil matters.



Categories: General Contacts, Legal Services, Mental Health Services,

Midland Information, Debt and Legal Advocacy Service (MIDLAS)

Provides information, options, support and advocacy to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and skills to take control their own financial situation. MIDLAS also offers a free legal service on assisting victims of family and domestic violence. This includes initial assistance and advice in family law (excluding property) and criminal injury compensation. if they are not able to assist they maybe able to provide appropriate referrals to a suitable, alternative legal practitioner.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Financial Services, Legal Services,

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre provides general legal services in matters of family law, civil law, and residential tenancy. Their vision is that disadvantaged and low income earners have access to legal services. Appointments are essential, and two offices are located in Mirrabooka (9440 1663) and Joondalup (9301 4413).



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Street Law Centre WA

Street Law Centre is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia. We provide free, confidential legal information, advice and case work to the homeless or those at risk of homelessness.

In an effort to increase access to justice, Street Law offers comprehensive community legal education.

Street Law also seeks to address systemic legal issues through its law reform and advocacy campaign.

Located at:

RUAH CENTRE

33 Shenton Street, Northbridge

Every second Tuesday from 10.00am to 12.00 noon

 

TRANBY

Unit 6/5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth

Every Friday from 8.30am to 10.30am

 

PASSAGES

22 Palmerston Street, Northbridge

For 12 to 24 year olds only

Every second Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.00 noon

 

ST PATS

12 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle

Every second Tuesday from 9.00am to 11.00am



Categories: General Contacts, Legal Services, Tenancy Support Services,

Sussex Street Community Law Service

Sussex Street Community Law Service offers a range of different services including:

  • Family Law Advice
  • Civil Law Advice
  • Minor Criminal Advice (Belmont outreach only)
  • Welfare Rights
  • Disability Discrimintation
  • Tenant Advocacy
  • Individual Disability Adovcacy
  • Financial Cousnelling
  • Night Legal Service
  • Emergency Relief
  • Outreach Services

For more information please make contact on 6253 9500 or visit http://www.sscls.asn.au/



Categories: Financial Services, General Contacts, Legal Services, Tenancy Support Services,

The Humanitarian Group

The Humanitarian Group is a not-for-profit organisation, focused on empowering vulnerable people by providing professional and accessible migration assistance, legal advice and education. We help people new to Australia from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including humanitarian visa holders, asylum seekers, refugees and people who are otherwise disadvantaged in their access to legal services. If you wish to make an enquiry about our free service please come to The Humanitarian Group office and register with us.

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 3.00pm.

All of our services are provided completely free of charge to make sure we are accessible to those who need us most. Services include:

  • Protection Visas
  • TPV Project
  • Family Reunion
  • General Legal Assistance
  • The Voice Project
  • Community Legal Education



Categories: Legal Services, Multicultural Services,

Victim Support and Child Witness Service

Provides free emotional support and practical preparation for children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. The children involved can be victims or witnesses to any criminal charge, in any court. This includes the Magistrates Court, Children’s Court, District Court or Supreme Court. The court process can add to the stress of a child victim. However, ensuring they are adequately prepared as a witness can reduce their emotional stress and enable them to better participate in court proceedings.



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Welfare Rights & Advocacy Services

Provides advice, information, representation and referral in relation to Centrelink and Family Assistance, Social Security Prosecutions and Tenancy



Categories: Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services, Tenancy Support Services,

William Langford Community House

William Langford Community House offers the following programs and services within the South-East Metropolitan region.
– Financial Counselling Service
– Legal Advisory Service
– Family Support Service
– Aboriginal Family Support Service
– Emergency Relief
– Migrant English Classes
– Computer Literacy Program
– Muslim Women’s Centre – Outreach Service
– Multicultural Services Centre – Somali Outreach
– The Spot (5 – 12 years)
– A range of groups and courses
– Kapahaka/Tamariki -children from 1-12 years old learning Maori songs, dance and language
– Mums and Toddler Playgroup
– Men’s Group (conversational English for men from diverse cultural background)
– Practice Makes Perfect (conversational English group for women from diverse background)
– Registered visiting Psychologist
– Sewing and Knitting
– WA Police Outreach (Multicultural Service for Migrant)
– Personal Injury/Individual Claims Legal Service



Categories: Child and Youth Services, Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Women’s Information Service

The Women’s Information Service offers free, confidential information for women throughout Western Australia.

The free telephone service operates from 9.00am to 4.00pm on week days. It provides information and referrals about issues such as health, finances, legal matters, counselling and domestic violence.



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,

Women’s Law Centre of WA

Women’s Law Centre is a community legal centre which provides legal assistance to women experiencing disadvantage in our core practice areas including:

  • Family law (children’s issues)
  • Family law (divorce applications)
  • Family violence (identifying and responding to family violence, including restraining order advice)
  • Care and Protection (Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support matters)
  • Criminal injuries compensation (relating to family violence and/or sexual assault



Categories: Domestic and Family Services, Family Services, General Contacts, Legal Services,