general legal assistance

Unfortunately, reduced funding means we must stop our General Legal Drop In Day on Wednesdays until further notice.

We hope to be able to start this assistance again soon.

Some legal matters involve deadlines or limitation periods. This is a time period in which you must act. If you do not act, you can lose your right to legal remedies.

If you have a deadline for your matter, you must respond in time.

For more information, including what you can do if you need legal assistance, click here.



We work closely with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds seeking general legal advice. We help them understand the law and exercise their rights, as well as referring them to other organisations for further help in settling into Australia.

This service aims to provide advice and assistance to people who do not speak English, who have recently arrived in WA and are otherwise disadvantaged in their access to legal services.  We offer a wide range of legal assistance with a broad range of  issues including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Specialist immigration (including citizenship, visa cancellations and amendment of government records)
  • Criminal injuries compensation
  • Child protection
  • Discrimination and equal opportunities
  • Minor criminal matters and traffic offences
  • General family law matters

We strive to do this in a way that embraces diversity and strengthens communities.


Are you in detention and have a specialist immigration query?

Detention Advice Line: 08 9355 9057, from 1pm to 3pm, Thursdays only