• It matters to the woman trying to escape family violence and cannot afford to lose the roof over her children’s head.

  • It matters to the man who has lost his job due to Covid and has debt collectors knocking at his door.

  • It matters to the family in financial hardship who need to know their rights about tenant evictions

We believe access to justice should be a right for all Western Australians.

Community legal centres are important as they help people who cannot afford to access the justice system. 

Centres provide free or low-cost legal help in our community in areas such as:

  • family and domestic violence,
  • parenting arrangements and child protection,
  • employment law, wage theft and job security,
  • housing insecurity arising from tenancy problems and homelessness,
  • financial problems like fines and debts, welfare payments and consumer complaints; and
  • mental health issues.

We believe people with a legal problem should be able to get the legal help they need; at the time they need it most. 

Access to legal help can also stop a person's legal problem getting worse and reduce the cost to the justice system and in other areas such as health and housing.

Why Legal Help Matters?

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