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Family Violence Service

The Family Violence Service provides information and support in dealing with violence in intimate or family relationships, including those between:

  • partners - married, defacto or otherwise
  • ex-partners
  • same sex couples
  • family members
  • children of either member of a couple
  • live-in carers

What assistance is available?

The free and confidential service provides information, advocacy and support to people who have experienced violence in their relationships.

Specially trained staff can help with:

  • discussing specific violence issues and the options available to deal with them
  • developing a safety plan
  • applying for a violence restraining order
  • completing court-related documents
  • applying for a violence restraining order
  • preparing for court and in-court support
  • information about court matters
  • accessing services such as counselling, police, legal assistance, medical care and other relevant agencies.

If you are a victim of a family violence offence and charges are laid, the offender may appear in one of the metropolitan Family Violence Courts. The Family Violence Courts deal exclusively with family violence matters to support victims and ensure their safety. It also makes family violence offenders more accountable for their behaviour.

The Family Violence Service can help you have a voice in court.

The Family Violence Service can be contacted by telephone or in person at the following locations. Some court locations also have an Aboriginal worker available to assist clients.

Contact details:

Perth Family Violence Service
Perth Central Law Court
Level 5, 501 Hay Street
Phone: (08) 9425 2459
Fax: (08) 9425 2465

Armadale Family Violence
Armadale Courthouse
109 Jull Street
Phone: (08) 9339 0722

Fremantle Family Violence Service
Fremantle Justice Complex
8 Holdsworth Street
Phone: (08) 9431 0324
Fax: (08) 9335 9783

Joondalup Family Violence Service
21 Reid Parade
Phone: (08) 9400 0707
Fax: (08) 9400 0728

Midland Family Violence Service
Midland Courthouse
24 Spring Park Road
Phone: (08) 9250 0229
Fax: (08) 9274 6676

Rockingham Family Violence Service
Rockingham Justice Complex
15 - 17 Whitfield Street
Phone: (08) 9592 4018
Fax: (08) 9527 9280

Information/referral to Domestic and Family Violence services can also be obtained from the Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA.

Phone: (08) 9420 7264
Website: www.womenscouncil.com.au

Last updated: 13-Aug-2020

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