Get help about sex and the law

If you are a young person and want to know more about sex and consent, taking selfies or where to get help, there are several places you can go to.

Contact us

Call Legal Aid WA’s Infoline on 1300 650 579 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm for free information about the law.  If we can’t help you, we will try to refer to you to someone who can.

Let us know if you need an interpreter.

Where else can I get help?

  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner: Image-based abuse 
    Action you can take to remove intimate, nude or sexual images shared without your consent.

  • Youth Legal Service - call (08) 9202 1688 or 1800 199 006 (country callers). 
    Free confidential legal services to young people aged under 25 in Western Australia. 

  • National Children's and Youth Law Centre - Lawstuff 
    Online legal information and referral website for children.

  • Family Planning Association of WA - Sexual Health Quarters - call (08) 9227 6177 
    Supports people across Perth to look after their sexual health. It provides a safe space where people can access confidential, non-judgmental and affordable sexual health services.

  • Headspace 
    Offers free or low cost services for young people aged 12 to 25 and can help you access the right health service for your needs. Headspace has offices in Fremantle, Albany, Broome, Osborne Park, Bunbury and Midland. 

  • Sexual Assault Resource Centre - call (08) 6458 1828 (24-hour emergency line) or 1800 199 888 (free call from landlines)
    SARC provides a 24-hour medical, forensic and counselling service to people who have experienced a sexual assault. SARC provides crisis telephone counselling as required.

  • Kids Helpline 
    Provides free phone and online counselling to young people aged 5 ‑ 25. Children can make contact with professional counsellor by phone, webchat or email to discuss any issue that is concerning them. 

  • Youth Focus - call (08) 6266 4333 
    Staff provide a range of services for young people aged 12 - 18 years, who are showing early signs associated with suicide. They offer individual and family counselling services, peer support programs and mentoring programs. 

  • The Samaritans - Youthline - call 1800 198 313
    Provide a 24 hour telephone crisis support service to young people in Western Australia.

Need help?

The InfoLine can give information about the law and our services to help with your legal problem.
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Disclaimer

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.