Domestic Violence Legal Service
Clients who seek our assistance before any court action are advised as to the most appropriate action to be taken, such as making a Violence Restraining Order (VRO) application to the Magistrates Court or an application to the Family Court for parenting orders and injunctions.
Our lawyers also represent clients in court to attempt to resolve the issues without the matter going to trial and also at defended VRO trials.
Our Service also offers a duty lawyer for FVRO Matters in Bunbury weekly and Busselton fortnightly.
Domestic Violence and the Law Third Edition 2011:A Handbook for Advocates and Support Workers
The information contained in this manual is not to be relied upon as giving
substantial legal advice, but as a legal awareness guide. The manual does not
provide a definitive view on the various legislative schemes to which reference is
made. It is not intended to be substituted for legal advice. The law can change at any
time and particular questions should always be referred to a legal adviser.
Some of the laws referred to in this manual have changed since it’s publication in
Family Violence Service (All Magistrates Courts)
Magistrates Court WA
Domestic Violence Legal Unit (Legal Aid WA)
Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (DVAS Central)
Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Starick House Women’s Refuge
Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline
Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline
Victims of Crime