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Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA)

Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA)

The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) provides legal representation and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Western Australia, including advocating in policy and law reform in submissions, at conferences and in the media.

As well as the Perth office there are 17 regional ALSWA offices located in Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Carnarvon, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Geraldton, Halls Creek, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra, Laverton, Meekatharra, Newman, Northam, Roebourne, South Hedland and Warburton.

ALSWA provides a duty service at many metropolitan and country courts, which includes bail hearings, remands and pleas. ALSWA also provides representation in the District and Supreme Courts.

ALSWA provides legal advice during weekday office hours for most Family Law issues, including parenting orders, financial/property orders, child support and divorce, and representation mainly in relation to parenting orders. Lawyers also represent parents in protection proceedings in the Children's Courts throughout WA.

ALSWA family law staff make sure courts that deal with family law and protection issues know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles, how children are raised, and the importance of children and family in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Phone

Phone: 08 9265 6666

After Hours: 08 9265 6644

Address

7 Aberdeen Street, Perth WA 6004

Sector/setting: 
Justice, courts & legal
Response
Location: 
WA
Type of service: 
Specialist services