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Legal Aid WA

Legal Aid WA

Legal Aid WA InfoLine - 1300 650 579



Legal Stories - connecting communities through legal education

Legal Stories is a new community legal education resource developed to help people identify legal problems that can crop up in everyday life and work out what action they might take to try to sort them out.
The resource focuses on four areas of civil law identified by the James Cook University Indigenous Legal Needs Project, as affecting the lives of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA: identification, debt, cyber bullying and driver's licence suspension.  
Legal Stories is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote WA who might be affected by these issues, the family and friends of people who might be affected, and a range of local community workers. The resource  is made up of  a series of videos, photo boards, handouts and background notes for community legal educators in remote WA. It can be used in many ways to suit different audiences.
To watch all four Legal Stories videos please click here.
To watch each of the Legal Stories videos separately, please use the following links:
For more information or to access the supporting resources, please contact Legal Aid WA:  

National Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June 2015

This week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. This year's theme is "Our History, Our Story, Our Future". This theme is derived from the State of Reconciliation in Australia report, which asks all Australians to reflect on our national identity, and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and rights in our nation’s story.  See the National Reconciliation Week website for more information.

Legal advice for residents in bushfire affected areas

Legal Aid WA is coordinating free legal advice for people in bushfire affected areas.

Examples of some legal issues that could arise may relate to insurance claims, ability to service a mortgage, debts, property, housing, etc.

If you have a legal problem related to the recent bushfires and would like to make an appointment with a lawyer for initial legal advice, please ring the Legal Aid WA InfoLine on 1300 650 579 or email

Legal Aid WA has a range of information sheets that may help you with debt, insurance and other issues if you have been affected by a natural disaster such as a bushfire or cyclone. Click here to access this information or ring the Legal Aid WA InfoLine on 1300 650 579 and we can send information to you.

Community Online Resource Essentials (CORE)

Community Online Resource Essentials (CORE) are new interactive resources about the law for use by people throughout Western Australia.

They contain step by step practical information, including checklists and "how to" videos by experienced lawyers.

The three CORE resources available now are the Recovery Order Self Help Guide, Representing yourself at a Magistrates Court criminal trial and the Mortgage stress self help guide.

Visit the CORE webpage today to find out more and register.

When Separating - What you should know


When Separating Home Page


When Separating: Family Law + Roads to Resolution is a website resource where you will find Videos about different subjects important to adults and children involved in a separation, whether of a marriage or a de facto relationship.

As well, there are Info+Links pages listing where you can seek further information and assistance services.

For reference, the website address is


Last reviewed: 18/05/2016

Last modified: 27/05/2016 11:16 AM