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The Department of the Attorney General's Directory of Services for Victims of Crime is designed to give victims quick and easy reference to the range of support services, including legal assistance, available to them through the many Government and professional non-government agencies throughout Western Australia.

The directory will be periodically updated as details change and further services are added.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid aims to provide services for people who are disadvantaged in accessing legal help. It provides information, advice and other legal help. The type and amount of help you will get depends on your finances, your legal problem and Legal Aid’s resources.

Legal Aid provides:

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

Legal advice through the 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 as well as private lawyers.  Only people with incomes and assets below a certain level get their own lawyer.

Legal Aid also provides specialist services through its:

  • Child Support Legal Unit
  • Domestic Violence Legal Unit
  • Immigration Service
  • Youth Law Unit
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit
  • Corruption and Crime Commission Representation Fund

Aboriginal Legal Service

Aboriginal Legal Service WA provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia.

Contact details:

Legal Aid
55 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Phone:(08) 9261 6222

Infoline: 1300 650 579
TTY (Hearing impaired) 1800 241 216

Aboriginal Legal Service
7 Aberdeen Street
EAST PERTH  WA 6004
(near McIver Train Station)

Phone: (08) 9265 6666
Freecall: 1800 019 900
Fax: (08) 9221 1767

Community Legal Centres

The Community Legal Centres Association (WA) Inc is the peak organisation representing the 30 community legal centres (CLCs) operating in Western Australia.
Phone: (08) 9221 9322

CLCs primarily target their services at people who are ineligible for Legal Aid and who are unable to afford the services of a private lawyer.

Some centres are set up to meet the needs of specific people – such as young people, women or people with mental illness. You may need to check any eligibility requirements when contacting centres.

Albany Community Legal Centre
Phone: (08) 9842 8566

Bunbury Community Legal Service
Phone: (08) 9791 3206

Fremantle Community Legal Centre
Phone: (08) 9432 9790

Goldfields Community Legal Centre
Phone: (08) 9021 1888

Gosnells Community Legal Centre
Phone: (08) 9398 1455

Kimberley Community Legal Centre
Phone: (08) 9169 3100

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Phone: (08) 9440 1663

Peel Community Legal Service
Phone: (08) 9581 4511

Pilbara Community Legal Service
Phone: (08) 9140 1613

Last updated: 1-Jun-2017

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