Domestic violence help
in your region
We provide free English language tuition through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). You may be eligible for AMEP if you are a migrant or humanitarian visa entrant. Learning English can help you to settle into your new life in Australia.
Financial Counselling is for anyone seeking financial information. It is an inclusive service appropriate for people in a broad range of circumstances no matter where you live or how much you earn.
Anglicare WA’s Financial Counsellors are qualified to:
Make assessments of financial situations
Provide information and options to address financial problems
Assist with resolutions if necessary
Advocate and negotiate with creditors
Make referrals to other useful services in the community
Provide information about government assistance
Support clients to develop their own budget
Relay relevant information about consumer credit and bankruptcy
The Albany Community Legal Centre Inc is an independent, non-profit community based legal service, contracted by the Federal Government to deliver community legal services to the Lower Great Southern region of Western Australia.
One-off, free, confidential legal assistance is available to any person in the Great Southern region. Ongoing assistance is provided on a needs assessed basis.
Legal issues you can talk about include:
Where people cannot get to their office they are able to provide a home visit service.
Albany Halfway House Association support people living with a mental illness through supported short – medium term accommodation and outreach support in your home.
Albany Halfway House Association provides:
Community Supported Residential Units (CSRU) provide:
WACHS Great Southern Mental Health Service (GSMHS) is a specialist service that provides acute mental health care for inpatient and community clients in the Great Southern region.
The community teams are located in Albany and Katanning and consist of triage, adult, older adult, youth, child and adolescent teams, all staffed by mental health professionals.
GSMHS employs Aboriginal mental health workers who assist the clinical team to provide culturally appropriate treatment.
Referrals are accepted from GPs and other health professionals. If urgent, clients may phone or self-present to Community Mental Health within office hours.
After Hours: Emergency service phone: RuralLink 1800 552 002 (Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 8:30am) 24 hour service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays