Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of legal support services, including community legal centres, low cost or free legal advice and support, victim support services and private law firms specialising in family and domestic violence and/or family law. If you cannot find local legal support services for your area, there is a list of state and national legal support services at the bottom of this page.
The Domestic Violence Outreach Program is an early intervention and prevention strategy aimed at breaking the cycle of family and domestic violence. The program aims to engage and provide support to victims and perpetrators. The goals of the program is to enhance the safety of victims and children, to hold perpetrators accountable by working with the perpetrator services in order to maximise safety for women and children and to work towards changes in violent behaviour.
Domestic Violence workers assist with:
The legal service provides free and confidential support in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Injuries Compensation and Wills and Deceased Estates.
The service is free and is specific in the areas of:
Criminal Injuries compensation
Victims of family violence and victims of any other crime who have suffered bodily harm, or psychological injury as a result of the crime may be eligible to claim Criminal Injuries Compensation.
The Tenant Advice and Education Service is delivered throughout the West and East Pilbara. The service advocates, supports and educates tenants seeking assistance to understand their rights and responsibilities in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA).
The Tenant Advice and Education Service helps tenants within the Pilbara to have a better understanding about renting in the private and non-private sector. The aim of the service is to; help resolve issues when the tenant is unsure what they can do, assist tenants to negotiate with lessors, assist tenants to fill out forms, apply to the court and/or represent tenants in court.
The National Redress Scheme (NRS) has been set up to help people who suffered sexual abuse in Australian institutions, for example, Churches, Salvation Army, Scouts, YMCA, Commonwealth and State gain access to counselling, a direct personal response and a Redress payment. This free and confidential service services to the whole of the Pilbara. The support workers can assist people before, during and after they apply for redress. The Redress Support workers can:
The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:
The online restraining order application service has been introduced to make it possible for people seeking the protection of a restraining order to lodge their application without having to attend a court registry. You can visit or phone a registered organisation and they will be able to help you lodge the application.
If an urgent order is required and it is not possible to make an application to the court (for example, it is outside of business hours or you are in a remote location), WA police can issue 72 hour police orders. Please contact WA Police on 131 444 or 000 for emergencies.
Youth Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal services to children and young people across Western Australia.
Children and young people can access our legal advice line during office hours, for the cost of a local telephone call or call our free 1800 number.
They can offer advice in:
FASS provide support and legal help if you are affected by domestic and family violence and have a family law issue.
They can help you if you have experienced domestic and family violence or someone says you have used violence. The Family Advocacy and Support Service lawyers can assist by: