Legal Aid WA

Legal Aid WA continues to assist those that are faced with family law and family violence issues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Legal Aid WA has a COVID-19 resources page for family law issues including: co-parenting, parenting arrangements and regional travel restrictions, and supporting children. Legal Aid WA continues to provide their family duty lawyer services including Family Violence Restraining Order Duty Lawyer Service, Family Court Duty Lawyer, Family Advisory Support Service (FASS), and Children’s Court (Protection) Services Duty Lawyer Service. For more information, please click on the link below.

https://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/get-legal-help/covid-19-how-can-we-help/covid-19-family-law-services

 

Community Legal WA

Community Legal WA is the peak body for the 28 community legal centres in WA. A number of community legal centres offer specialised family violence related services and family law services. You can find out more from the link below:

https://www.communitylegalwa.org.au/Pages/FAQs/Category/clc-location?Take=56

 

Family Relationships

Family Relationships is an Australian Government Initiative provides services and information for families and parents. Family Relationships is providing support and information on COVID-19 affect on family law and relationship issues. and For more information, please click on the link below.

https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/covid-19

 

Services Australia

Services Australia provides the Australian government’s payments and services to the public. Services Australia provides information and services to help you if your family are affected by COVID-19 or are looking for more details on how it affects your current service. Services Australia has information on receiving additional payments, Child Care Subsidy, Family Tax Benefit, Parental Leave Pay, Child Support, and family and domestic violence. For more information, please click the below link.

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19/if-you-already-get-payment-from-us-coronavirus-covid-19/families-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Family Court of Western Australia

The Family Court of Western Australia is continuing to operate under strict conditions that continue to change over time. For information on the current conditions (as of 25 March 2020) for attendance and lodging documents, please click on the link below.

https://www.familycourt.wa.gov.au/_files/Information_Notes_Practice_Directions/FCWA%20Public%20Notice%20-%20Covid-19.pdf

For up-to-date information on attendance at court, please check the announcements by clicking the link below.

https://www.familycourt.wa.gov.au/_apps/news/Default.aspx

 

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

The State government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) provides a large amount of resources relating to COVID-19. DMIRS provides information for tenants and landlords on COVID-19 tenancy issues. DMIRS has information on what to do if you are at a higher risk of family and domestic violence due to COVID-19. For more information on domestic violence and tenancy, please click the link below.

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection/safe-tenancy-wa