Family Violence Law

How to contact FASS (Family Advocacy and Support Service) in WAIf you need help with your legal or non-legal issues from a duty lawyer or FASS social support worker, please call (08) 9224 8690.

You can also contact them by email: FASS@legalaid.wa.gov.au

They provide support and legal help if you are affected by domestic and family violence and have a family law issue.

They can help you if you have experienced domestic and family violence or someone says you have used violence

Their lawyer can assist with:

Their support worker can:

  • Help you plan for your safety
  • Talk to the Family Courts about your safety at court
  • Give you information and support during your family law case
  • Help with practical problems like Centrelink and housing
  • Advocate for you with services like police
  • Connect you with men’s behaviour change programs or other services

How can I get help?

You can see a lawyer or support worker by going to Perth Family Court.

If you are in a regional area, you can see a lawyer or support worker in Bunbury, Albany, Broome, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie when the Family Court is there on circuit.

At other times, you can call the Infoline on 1300 650 579 or visit your local Legal Aid office.

24-Hour Helplines

Family Violence Tenancy Law changes video:

· Arabic;
· Burmese;
· English;
· Chinese;
· Somali; and
· Vietnamese.

Safe Tenancy WA Factsheet

Information about options for renters affected by family and domestic violence.

Djinda Service

Provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in the Perth metropolitan area affected by family violence and/or sexual assault. They are Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women, mothers and sisters who care about the future of Aboriginal communities. They have personal and professional experience and understanding of family violence.

Domestic and family violence

Support and assistance for the community including managing emergencies, public housing, welfare, and financial support.

Aboriginal Family Law Service

Provide legal and support services for all Aboriginal people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

National Debt Helpline 

Domestic and family violence can cause financial hardship. This service provides steps to get help with financial hardship caused by domestic and family violence.

Daisy

Daisy is a free app that connects you to services in your local area. You can create a list of services and save them. These could be legal, housing, financial and children’s services. You can also search the internet with Daisy and understand what to expect when contacting a service.

Download Daisy from Google Play or App Store.