There are a number of free and low cost legal advice services in the area. Get the right advice and make sure you know your rights as an employee, an individual and a tenant.
Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service
They can provide independent advice, information, referral and ongoing casework assistance including representation and advocacy if you have a:
- Centrelink issue;
- Family Assistance Office issue;
- Residential Tenancy issue (including private and public housing)**; or
- Social Security Prosecution issue.
Fremantle Community Legal Centre
Fremantle based service, available to low income earners in and around Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville areas. Services include: Financial Counselling, Legal Advice, Tenancy Advocacy, Information on Dept. of Housing and Advice/Assistance on Welfare Rights.
Ph: (08) 9432 9790
Southern Communities Advocacy, Legal & Education service (SCALES)
Offers initial legal advice and referral for people living or working in the Rockingham, Kwinana, Mandurah and Pinjarra areas. Service available by appointment only.
Ph: 9550 0400
Tenancy WA is a not for profit community legal centre funded to assist residential tenants. Tenants can access information, publications, advice and advocacy through the advice line, free-call numbers and website.
Telephone Advice Line:
9:00am – 4:30pm Mon to Fri
(08) 9221 0088 (Metropolitan)
1800 621 888 (Country Free Call)
Women’s Law Centre WA
Community Legal Education
445 Hay Street, PERTH WA 6004
Ph: 9272 8800
Freecall: 1800 625 122
Youth Legal Service
Provide free services and assistance to young people under the age of 25 and on a low income.
Ph: 9202 1688
Aboriginal Legal Service (WA)
Provides legal representation and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout WA.
Ph: 9265 6666
Freecall: 1800 019 900
Fax: 9221 1767
Legal Aid Information Line
For the cost of a local call from anywhere in the state, advisors are available to provide legal advice and information. If the advisors are not able to help you they will refer you to another service within legal aid or to another organisation.
Ph: 1300 650 579
Citizens Advice Bureau
Provides a legal advice service for a small fee which may be waived if you are in financial hardship
25 Barrack Street, PERTH WA 6000
Perth: 9221 5711
Mandurah: 9535 3101
Employment Law Centre WA
Underpayment of entitlements
Breach of contract
Advice line: 1300 130 956
Ph: 9227 0111