Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service
9.00 - 5.00pm Monday - Friday
We can provide independent advice, information, referral and ongoing casework assistance including representation and advocacy if you have a:
- Centrelink issue;
- Family Assistance Office issue;
- Residential Tenancy issue (including private and public housing); or
- Social Security Prosecution issue.
Priority for assistance is directed to those who live within our catchment area and who may not be able to pursue their matter without help. The agency does not provide ongoing casework assistance in matters which do not have legal merit.
We also conduct community legal education and law reform work in the areas of law dealt with by the service.
Initial phone contact prior to appointment where there is an intake assessment;
Priority for assistance is given to those on a low income, no income or at threat of loss of income or loss of tenancy
Centrelink and Family Assistance - The agency provides this assistance in relation to Centrelink and Family Assistance matters to those in the geographic catchment area north of the Swan River to the top of the State of Western Australia and across to the South Australian/Northern Territory border.
Tenancy Assistance - The agency provides Tenancy Assistance to tenants in the geographic catchment area in the lower North Zone of Perth which incorporates the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of City of Perth, Mosman Park, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Claremont, Nedlands, Subiaco, Vincent, Wembley, Wembley Downs, Mount Lawley, Cambridge, Glendalough, Bayswater, Coolbinia, Menoora and Scarborough.
Social Security Prosecution Assistance - The agency provides Social Security Prosecution Assistance across Western Australia.