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Information about the law

Information about the law

The following information is only about the law as it applies in Western Australia.

This website provides general information about the law and is designed as a guide only. It is not designed to provide specific legal advice about your individual situation.  If you have a specific legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid WA accepts no responsibility for the way in which this information is used, or for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information on this website.

Any services referred to on this website, which are not operated by Legal Aid WA, are not specifically endorsed or approved by Legal Aid WA.

Legal Aid WA aims to provide information that is accurate and the information on this website is regularly updated, however the law may change at any time.  Legal Aid WA accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this website.


Family, relationships and children

Find out what happens after you separate including the impact on your children and your property and ways to reach agreement. Access information about family law and the Family Court.  More ...


Violence- family, personal and other

If you are experiencing family or personal violence and need help to find out your legal options and the available support services or you have been served with a restraining order this information may assist you.  More...

Crime, police and victims of crime

Consider this information if you are appearing in court on a criminal charge. There is reference to pleading guilty or not guilty, bail and the use of character references. There is also information about powers of police, railway and security officers, information for victims of crime and information about the Corruption and Crime Commission.  More ...



Cars and driving

There is information here about motor vehicle accidents, traffic offences and issues related to driver's licences.  More...


Birth, life, death 

Here you can find information on a range of topics from birth certificates to getting injured at work or elsewhere, powers of attorney, making future medical decisions, to dying without a will.  More ...


Work, money and social security

There is information here about work entitlements, unfair dismissal, what to do if you have money problems, collecting or disputing a debt  and buying goods and services.  More...

Homes and neighbours

If you have a problem with a neighbour's tree or dog or noise pollution or a residential tenancy problem you may find this information useful.  More...


People in the community 

Links and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, rural, regional and remote people, older people, and youth.  More ...


Being treated fairly

If you feel you have been discriminated against, or have a complaint to make, or have a problem with what someone is saying about you this information may help you.  More ...



Here you can find information on ways people can migrate to Australia, protection visas and reviewing decisions to refuse protection visas.  More ...


Solving your legal problem

If you need to know what questions to ask before hiring a lawyer or where to get help to resolve a dispute or to know the meaning of a legal word this information may assist you.  More ... 



 Last reviewed: 15/09/2010

Last modified: 27/06/2017 11:40 AM


The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.