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If you are uploading multiple documents, please be aware that the total document upload limit for this form is 40MB.
Please note it will take about 20 minutes to complete the form, please have all your documents with you to help you complete the form (e.g. payslips, bank statements, court dates, relevant court documents, etc.).
There is a lot of information required in the form, however we need all of this information to completely assess your application.
We cannot assess your application unless you upload your relevant documents.
Please keep in mind that the form does not auto-save so will need to be completed in one sitting. You will get an acknowledgement and a copy of your application after you submit.
We will assess your application based on the information you provide. If you do not provide enough information we will reject your application.
Please update us with important matters regarding your legal case (such as new orders being made, or a hearing date being set) by email. We ask that you do not contact us frequently, as we are a small office, and it slows down our ability to assess your matter, and other people's. For that reason, we cannot see you in person.
Applicants with protection and care matters should proceed to the application form.
For all other family law applicants, please read our information sheet before submitting an application.
If your matter is eligible for referral, we will try to find a lawyer who can help you. We are dependent on a member of the legal profession being available and willing to assist, so there is no guarantee that we will be able to find you a lawyer.
Law Access does not, by referring a client or a matter to a particular legal practitioner, law firm or community legal centre, warrant the services of that practitioner, firm or centre.
It is important that you continue to meet all court commitments or commence any necessary legal action within statutory time limits, even if you have submitted an application to Law Access.
1. Download a hard copy application form, complete and post it to us.
2. Seek help from community service providers who may be able to make a warm referral to Law Access on your behalf using the Refer a Matter form on this website.
Please note: In order to be eligible for assistance, you must demonstrate that you are unable to afford the services of a lawyer.
If you currently have a lawyer helping you, we cannot consider your application unless your current lawyer makes a referral to Law Access.
Please try to obtain legal assistance from Legal Aid or from a Community Legal Centre (CLC) before making an application to Law Access as we are a service of last resort.
Infoline: 1300 650 579
Find out more information about how to get legal help from Legal Aid WA: www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/get-legal-help
Find out more information about answers to your legal questions: www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/find-legal-answers
Find legal resources including self-help kits and guides: www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/resources
Community Legal WA is an independent community-based organisations that provide free, or low cost legal help primarily for people who are ineligible for legal aid and who are unable to afford the services of a private lawyer.
There are 28 community based, CLCs are located throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Western Australia. You can visit their website https://www.communitylaw.net/clcs to find a directory of CLCs near you.
Preferred filetype(s): pdf and word format (no images).
If you do not live in WA, please be aware our service can only assist if your legal matter can be pursued in a court located in WA.
This means we will contact the support person instead of you. If so, please provide their details.
Alternatively, you can also email or post copies of your documents to Law Access.
Please also specify the money owing on these assets. You can enter an amount of zero if there are assets you do not have.
- Copies of Form 1, Form 1A and any supporting affidavits
- Copy of the most recent Orders made by the Court. If the Court has made an order scheduling a hearing in the future, please also provide a copy of that Order.
- Copies of Form 1 and Form 1A
- Copies of Form 13 for both you and your former partner
- Copies of any Affidavits filed
If you prefer, write 'PLEASE SEE ATTACHED' in the text boxes below and attach a separate statement.
- Statement of material facts in relation to all charges
- Criminal and/or traffic record (if any)
- Prosecution notice
- Charge sheets
- Other relevant documents (e.g. bail undertakings)
Include the following information for each party:
- First name and family name
- Date of birth (if known)
- Name of their lawyer (if any)
- Your Refusal Notification and Decision from the Department of Home Affairs
- Your decision from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the Immigration Assessment Authority (if you have one)
- Your Federal Circuit Court Application and Supporting Affidavit which have been stamped by the Court (if you have them)
- Your Federal Court Application and Supporting Documents which have been stamped by the Court (if you have them)
Please note: we understand that not all the documents will apply to your situation. If you do not have some of the documents, you can still submit your application to Law Access.
Law Access does not usually assist with applications for help with immigration decisions to refuse or cancel a visa on character grounds. In most cases, we can only provide information to help you represent yourself.
In some very limited circumstances, we may try to find a lawyer to provided additional help. However, we cannot guarantee we will be successful in doing so.
- Your Notification about Visa Refusal or Cancellation from the Department of Home Affairs
- Your request to the Department of Home Affairs about why your visa should not be refused / cancelled
- Your decision from the Minister’s delegate (if you have one)
- Your decision from the Minister (if you have one)
- Your decision from the AAT (if you have one)
- Your Federal Court Application and Support Affidavit which has been stamped by the Court (if you have them)
- Your decision from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (if you have one)
In order to make the provision of pro-bono services more efficient, Law Access needs the ability to share information about your matter with other lawyers and legal organisations in some circumstances.
I give my permission for Law Access to share with other lawyers, community legal centres and probono organisations, my name and information about my case (including documents).
I/We hereby AUTHORISE and REQUEST any lawyer who has acted for me/us, the Legal Aid Commission, the Legal Profession Complaints Committee and any Court or Tribunal to provide Law Access any information and documents it may request in order to assist Law Access to assess this Application.
I ACKNOWLEDGE that:
1. Law Access does not grant assistance to applicants but merely acts as an intermediary between the public and the legal profession.
2. Law Access does not act as my solicitor.
3. I remain responsible for meeting all Court commitments or commencing all legal action within the statutory limits.
4. It is my responsibility to negotiate the terms upon which I engage any firm introduced to me by Law Access.
5. I am not relying upon Law Access Limited (known as Law Access) or its Principal Lawyer to provide legal advice or legal representation and no cause of action in negligence in respect of the provision of legal advice or representation arises from the consideration or processing of this Application.
6. Providing false or misleading information to Law Access will result in rejection of my application.
7. If Law Access has referred me to a pro bono lawyer who discovers that I have provided false or misleading information to Law Access then the pro bono lawyer will terminate their assistance immediately.