T:  08 9328 1751   |   F: 08 9227 1375   |   W: www.wraswa.org.au   
98 Edwards Street, Perth WA 6000

Contact: You can continue to call (08) 9328 1751 during normal opening hours.
Service changes: Appointments are currently being provided by telephone only.   We are not providing face-to-face appointments. Duty Tenancy Advocate assistance at the Magistrate's Court is provided by telephone. Community legal education will be delivered online in a modified format.

The Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service aims to eliminate disadvantage, promote social justice and human rights by assisting people to realise their rights to income and housing through client focused ethical practice, collaboration and community engagement.
Cost

There are no costs associated with this service. 

Eligibility

People living in WA and have an issue relating to:

  • Centrelink;
  • Family Assistance Office;
  • Residential Tenancy (including private and public housing); or 
  • Social Security Prosecution

Priority for assistance is directed to those who have low or no income or are at a threat of loss of income or loss of tenancy.

Please note an initial phone contact prior to appointment may be required where there is an intake assessment.

Please note the agency does not provide ongoing casework assistance in matters which do not have legal merit.

Services
  • Centrelink and Family Assistance
    Provided to those in the geographic catchment area north of the Swan River to the top of the State of Western Australia and across to the South Australian/Northern Territory border.
  • Tenancy Assistance
    Provided to tenants in the geographic catchment area in the lower North Zone of Perth which incorporates the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of City of Perth, Mosman Park, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Claremont, Nedlands, Subiaco, Vincent, Wembley, Wembley Downs, Mount Lawley, Cambridge, Glendalough, Bayswater, Coolbinia, Menora and Scarborough.

Please note the service does not provide assistance to landlords or in tenant against tenant disputes.

  • Social Security Prosecution Assistance

        State-wide

Hours

9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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