What is the Family Advocacy and Support Services?

The service offers a free duty lawyer and social support worker service for anyone with a family law problem who is affected by family violence.

The support provided by this service includes:

  • Duty lawyers can give you legal advice about parenting matters, applying for or defending a Family Violence Restraining Order, protection and care matters, urgent property matters, and divorce.
  • Social support workers can help you to manage risk. They can also give you counselling, referrals to other services, in-court support, and help dealing with organisations outside the court system such as police, refuges, and housing services.


You can ask for help from the Family Advocacy and Support Services by calling Legal Aid WA Infoline on 1300 650 579 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm. If you are at Family Court just ask to see our service staff.

Please see location details here.



Family Advocacy and Support Services is delivered by Legal Aid in partnership with Anglicare WA, Centrecare, South West Community Legal Centre, Waratah Support Centre and Albany Community Legal Centre. 

The service is funded by the Australian Government.

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