T: 08 9550 0400     |     F: 08 9520 2377 |   W: www.goto.murdoch.edu.au/scales 
Suite 3, St Nicholas Community Centre, 14 Council Ave, Rockingham WA 6168
PO Box 542, Rockingham WA 6968

SCALES is a not for profit community service organisation providing quality free or low cost legal advice and information services to the community.

Cost

There are low or no costs associated with this service.

Note: some costs such as Freedom of Information fees to be paid by the client

Eligibility
  • People living within the Cities of Rockingham or Kwinana
  • Community members with limited access to legal services
  • Low income and disadvantaged with a focus on Indigenous, CaLD, young people, tenants, people with disabilities, older people and people affected by family and domestic violence
Geographic Region
  • Kwinana and Rockingham
  • Limited humanitarian immigration service to the Perth metropolitan area
Services

SCALES partners with the Murdoch University School of Law and hosts the Murdoch Student Law Clinic. This enables us to provide a generalist legal service.

Law Clinic students interview clients under the supervision of solicitors and do all the related follow up work on behalf of the client.

A solicitor closely supervises every aspect of the students' work. No advice is given without approval of a supervising solicitor.

Advice and limited casework are provided through the Law Clinic on:

  • Consumer disputes
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Criminal matters
  • Children's Court matters
  • Family and domestic violence matters
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Family Law matters relating to children
  • Fines and fines enforcement
  • Traffic offences
  • Limited humanitarian immigration matters
  • Centrelink
  • Tenancy

Other services (separate to the Law Clinic) include:

  • Family and Domestic Violence Legal Service to victims
  • Tenant's Advice Service for residential private, community, long stay caravan parks and Housing Authority tenants
  • Weekly Tenant's Advocacy and Court Service at the Rockingham Magistrate's Court
  • Regular VRO Respondent's Information Service at the Rockingham Magistrate's Court
  • Perth Family Relationships Centre
  • Law and policy reform
  • Community development and Community Legal Education
  • Advice and information to young people on criminal and civil matters
Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9.00am - 12:00 noon Monday and Friday

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