The Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC), first established in 1996, is a non-profit, multidisciplinary legal centre.  It provides high quality legal, and advocacy services to eligible people in the northern suburbs of Perth, with offices in Mirrabooka and Joondalup, duty services in the Joondalup Magistrates Court, and outreach locations throughout the metropolitan area. 



T: 08 9440 1663 | F: 08 9440 1669 

10 Cobbler Place, Mirrabooka, WA 6061


Tel: 08 9301 4413 | Fax: 08 9440 1669 

Building 1, Edith Cowan University 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027


There are low or no costs associated with this service. 

Some administration fees may apply – see website for details.

  • Low income and disadvantaged clients
  • People located North of the river, encompassing local government areas such as Cambridge, Bayswater, Vincent, Stirling, Wanneroo, Joondalup, Bassendean and Swan.
  • Family Law
  • Civil Law
  • Family Violence
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Child Protection
  • Limited Traffic and Criminal Law
Specialist Units

Tenancy Advice and Education Service

  • Tenant advocates provide advocacy (including a regular duty advocacy schedule) and advice for tenants who reside within a designated catchment area (see website for details)

Older People's Rights Service (‘OPRS’)

  • The Older People’s Rights Service provides legal advice, information, and support to older adults who are at risk of, or are experiencing abuse in the Perth Metropolitan and an outreach service in the Rockingham area. Abuse can be physical, financial, psychological, social, sexual and/ or neglect, it is a very complex area that can cause distress with finances, relationships, physical health, mental health and quality of life. OPRS focuses on empowering older adults in their decision making by providing relevant advice, information, education and support.
  • The valuable contingent of OPRS volunteers support the work in the community by promoting the “Purple Road’ and highlighting the message on abuse support and information.

Women’s Resource and Engagement Network (‘WREN’)

  • WREN was established under the Commonwealth Women’s Safety Package and is a partnership with Legal Aid WA and the Joondalup Health Campus. The service works closely with other agencies including the SPIERS Centre (offering financial counselling), Pat Giles Centre and ECU Psychological services. There is legal, advocate/social work and financial counselling support as part of the overall service.
  • WREN is in a discreet location, providing a safe and comfortable environment for women and children experiencing domestic violence to receive legal and non-legal support. Priority is given to female clients experiencing domestic violence and are in crisis. Referrals are accepted from external agencies only, such as Joondalup Health Campus, Magistrates Court, domestic violence support services, the Department for Communities and WA Police.

Restraining Orders and Respondents (‘ROAR’) - Duty Service

  • A duty lawyer service at the Joondalup Magistrates Court for VRO/FVRO respondents
  • ROAR service assists respondents with reaching undertakings, Conduct Agreement Orders, and appearances before the Court where required.

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Monday to Friday

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