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Disability Service

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Carers’ Association of W.A.
www.carersaustralia.com.au
Info for carers
Options for parents for children with a disability
 

Centrelink
www.centrelink.gov.au
Information about payments
Compare payments/benefits
Crisis payments
Centrelink fact sheets
Disability Pension
Carers payments
Info re respite

.Crosslinks
crosslinksinc.org.au
Family support
Non residential respite
Residential housing
Accommodation funding
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Disability Services Commission
www.disability.wa.gov.au
Funding
Accommodation
Service agencies
Disability definitions
Other advocacy agencies

Disability First Stop
www.edac.org.au/dfs.php
To assist people with a disability and their families get the help they need within the first 18 months of diagnosis.
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Disability in the Arts. Disadvantage in the Arts (DADAA WA)
www.dadaawa.org.au
Arts programs
Funding
Respite care
School engagement and inclusion
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Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
www.edac.org.au
Support for C.a.L.D. clients
Disability Advocacy
Court representation
Systemic advocacy
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Family Support WA Inc
www.familysupportwa.org.au
Info for carers
Options for parents for children with a disability
Info re respite
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Headwest
www.headwest.asn.au
Support for head injuries
Disability advocacy
Systemic advocacy
Respite care
First response information
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Hills Community Support Group
www.hcsg.com.au
Accommodation
Day services
Disability services
Funding
Respite care
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Independent Living Centre
www.ilc.com.au
Aged care
Grants for equipment
Accommodation services
Home modifications
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Local Area Coordination (DSC)
website: www.disability.wa.gov.au
Email: lacinfo@dsc.wa.gov.au
Advocacy
Disability services
First stop
Referral agency
Government funding
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People with Disabilities WA (PWDWA)
www.pwdwa.org
Individual Advocacy
Systemic Advocacy
Disability First Stop Agency
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Street Law Centre WA
www.streetlawcentre.org.au
Free legal clinic
Freecall advice line
Housing;
Debts;
Bankruptcy;
Criminal Law (move on notices and other matters to be determined);
Discrimination;
Guardianship and Administrations applications;
Police complaints;
Criminal Injuries Compensation;
Freedom of Information applications;
Fines;
Violence Restraining Orders; and
Family Law – (assistance will initially be limited).
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Uniting Care West
www.unitingcarewest.org.au
Aged Care
Disability Advocacy (IDAP)
Accommodation services
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Financial Service

Financial Tips & Understanding Money
http://www.moneysmart.gov.au
Money tips
About financial products
Scams
Unclaimed money
Trouble with debt
Debt collection
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Consumer Rights
www.accc.gov.au
Your rights
How to make a complaint
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Bankruptcy
www.itsa.gov.au
Information for debtors
Seek assistance from Financial Counsellor
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Superannuation
Consolidate accounts for a fee
.www.superseeker.super.ato.gov.au
Find your superannuation accounts for free
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http://www.apra.gov.au
Information/forms required to get superannuation released early
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Credit Check
www.mycreditfile.com.au
How to get your credit file free from Veda
Seek assistance from a financial counsellor
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Centrelink
www.centrelink.gov.au
Information about payments
Compare payments/benefits
Centrepay-free bill paying service
Voluntary income management
Crisis payments
Centrelink fact sheets
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Child Support
www.csa.gov.au
Estimate child support
Budget
Forms
‘Me and My Money’ booklet
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Family Assistance
www.familyassist.gov.au
Information on payments and assistance to assist with costs of raising children
Online estimators/make claims/ update your information
Advance payments
Make payments you owe
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Utilities
www.dcp.wa.gov.au/servicescommunity
About Hardship Utilities Grants
How do I apply?
Contacts
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Synergy
www.synergy.net.au
How to reduce bills
Energy audits
Energy calculator
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Alinta
www.alinta.net.au
Tips for energy efficiency
Bill smoothing
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Water Corporation
www.watercorporation.com.au
Payment assistance
Being water wise
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Telstra
www.telstra.com.au
Bill payment extensions
Financial hardship assistance policy
Telstra bill assistance program from agencies
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Tenants Advice
www.taswa.org
Free legal advice and information to residential tenants
See a tenancy advocate
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Fines and Infringements
www.courts.dotag.wa.gov.au
Payment methods
Search suspensions
Information about infringements/fines/ consequences
Downloadable forms
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Ombudsman
www.ombudsman.wa.gov.au/energy
Investigate and facilitate the resolution of complaints about electricity/gas
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Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
www.tio.com.au
Investigate and facilitate the resolution of complaints for telephone/internet
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Financial Ombudsman Service
www.fos.org.au
Investigate and facilitate the resolution of complaints for financial products
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Tenancy Service

Department of Housing
www.housing.wa.gov.au
How to apply for a home;
Bond assistance;
Housing policies;
Community housing; and
Online maintenance applications.
Foundation Housing
www.foundationhousing.org.au
Information on how to apply to Foundation Housing; and contact details.
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Commerce WA
www.commerce.wa.gov.au
Information on;
Getting started in your tenancy;
Maintenance and repairs;
Bond and rent;
Ending your tenancy;
Discrimination in the rental market; and
Contact details.
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Centrecare
www.centrecare.com.au
Individual and family support;
Youth services;
Family and domestic violence;
Alcohol and other drug support services; and
Counselling and support services.
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Department for Child Protection
http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/CrisisHomelessnessServices.aspx
Land Lord Advisory

www.landlordadvisory.com.au
Screening processes for tenant selection;
Access to debt collection services; and
Access to settlement agencies.
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Real Estate WA
www.reiwa.com.au
Properties for rent;
Rent calculators; and
Information on entering the rental market.
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Real Estate and Advisory Board WA
www.reba.wa.gov.au
Regulatory body governing real-estate transactions.
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Shelter WA
www.shelterwa.org.au
Housing body that represents and lobbies on behalf of community groups housing consumers.
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Sussex Street Community Law Service
www.sscls.asn.au
A free community legal service offered to low income and disadvantaged people in the community.
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Tenancy W.A
www.taswa.org
How to get help with your tenancy;
Information sheets; and publications.
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Welfare rights and Advocacy Service
www.wraswa.org.au
A not-for-profit community organisation which provides independent information, advice, advocacy and referral.
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Legal Service

Legal aid WA
www.legalaid.wa.gov.au
Family dispute resolution
Family Court Services
Children’s court services
Domestic Violence unit
Child Support
Civil Litigation Assistance Scheme
Immigration Service
Youth law
Corruption and Crime Fund
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Aboriginal Family Law Services
please call (08) 9355 1502
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Albany Community legal Centre
www.albanyclc.com.au
Family law
Criminal law
Civil law
Domestic Violence
Restraining Orders
Criminal Injuries
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Enduring powers of guardianship
Wills and Advance Health Directives
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Case for refugees
www.caseforrefugees.org.au
Migration Legal Advice
Protection Visas
Family reunion Visas
General Legal Advice
Community Legal Education
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Citizens Advice Bureau
www.cabwa.com.au
Debt
Family Law
Dividing Fences
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Consumer complaints
Personal Injury
Workplace and Industrial
Criminal
Employment
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Community Legal Centres Association
www.naclc.org.au
association of state community legal centre organisations in Australia
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Consumer Credit Legal Service WA
www.cclswa.org.au
advice line
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Domestic Violence Services
http://au.reachout.com/
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Crisis Care Unit
www.community.wa.gov.au
24hr crisis support (violence, child protection, suicide, etc)
Phone: 08.9325 1111 or 1800.199 008
TTY: 08.9325 1232
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Women’s Council for Domestic and Family violence services
http://www.womenscouncil.com.au
Phone: 08.9420 7264
This is the peak representative organisation for the 35 women’s refuges in Western Australia. Provides basic information on what refuges offer, the consequences of domestic violence, etc.
Telephone support, referral to safe accommodation 9-5 Mon-Fri
Email: info@womenscouncil.com.au
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Marnja Jarndu Women’s refuge/shelter Broome
www.whs.org.au
Phone: 08.9193 6146
Outreach service phone 08.9193 6698
Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Central (DVAS Central)
Domestic violence Advocacy support Located in the city a one stop shop service with support workers, police, legal aid, women and children counseling services available.
Ph: 08.9226 2370
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The Patricia Giles Centre
Accommodation and counselling for women and children affected by domestic violence. Free services.
www.patgilescentre.org.au
Ph: 08.9300 1022
free counselling services for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence
parenting and children’s groups
parenting grous
.The Domestic Violence Legal Unit
www.legalaid.wa.gov.au
Phone: 08.9261 6254 or 08.9261 6320
The Legal Aid Domestic Violence Legal Unit assists women who are experiencing domestic violence. Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Unit advises and assists women with Restraining Order matters.8.30am- 5.00pm Monday – Friday.
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Women’s Law Centre (WA) Inc
www.wlcwa.org.au
Phone: 08.9272 8800
Fax: 08.9221 5410
email: Women’s_WA@fcl.fl.asn.au
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Joondalup Family and Domestic Violence Court
A specialized Domestic Court support service for Violence Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence criminal matters. Support workers available
Phone: 08.9400 0707
For more information: Download information
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Women’s Outreach (rural)
Pilbara Community Legal Service
Phone: 08.91401613
Lotteries House, 4 Leake Street South Headland
PO Box 2506 South Hedland 6722
Fax: 08.91401633
Email:Pilbara_WA@fcl.fl.asn.au
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Gosnells Community Legal Centre
www.gosclc.com.au
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Child Support & Family Law Legal Service
Community Legal Education
Financial Counselling Service
Domestic Violence Legal Service
Volunteer Legal Service
FDR Legal Service
FDR & Community Mediation Service
Tenancy Service
Welfare Rights & Community Advocates Service
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Law Society of WA
www.lawsocietywa.asn.au
The voice of legal profession in WA
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Mental Health Law Centre WA
www.mhlcwa.org.au
Legal advice and representation in Mental Health Act 1996 (WA) matters
Legal advice and representation in criminal law especially under the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996 (WA), guardianship and administration, criminal injuries compensation, freedom of information, employment and discrimination, and family law
Legal information and referral service
Legal education and training in mental health legal issues
Law reform and policy work
Library
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Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
www.nsclegal.org.au
Family Law
Civil Law
Criminal Law
Tenancy Law
Elder Law
Community Education
Community Advocacy
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Peel Community Legal Centre
www.peelcls.com.au
Free legal advice
- Useful legal information for young people
- Tenancy agreements
- Understand contracts
- Credit and Debt
- Writing a will
- Power of attorney
- Centrelink or Child Support Agency matters
- Separation
- Tenancy issues.
- Credit and debt
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Street Law Centre WA
www.streetlawcentre.org.au
Free legal clinic
Freecall advice line
Housing;
Debts;
Bankruptcy;
Criminal Law (move on notices and other matters to be determined);
Discrimination;
Guardianship and Administrations applications;
Police complaints;
Criminal Injuries Compensation;
Freedom of Information applications;
Fines;
Violence Restraining Orders; and
Family Law – (assistance will initially be limited).
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Sussex Street Community Law Services Inc
www.sscls.asn.au
Family Law
Civil Law
Minor Criminal – Belmont Outreach only
Welfare Rights
Disability Discrimination
Tenant Advocacy
Individual Disability Advocacy
Financial Counselling
Night Legal Service
Emergency Relief
Outreach Services
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Tenants Advice Service
www.taswa.org
Advice and Information regarding your tenancy
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Welfare rights and Advocacy Service
www.wraswa.org.au
Social Security/Centrelink benefits or entitlements
or complain about a Social Security/Centrelink decision
Homeswest or private tenant,
Consumer issues
Government agency or utility
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Women’s law Centre
www.wlcwa.org.au
Legal advice, referral and support
Law reform
Community legal education
Outreach work and other projects
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Youth legal Service
www.youthlegalserviceinc.com.au
Conducting community legal education
Undertaking policy and law reform
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Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia
www.yacwa.org.au
Peek body for Youth of Western Australia
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Information & Referral

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA)
www.wanada.org.au
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Local Drug Action Groups Inc
www.localdrugaction.com.au
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Drug Info Clearinghouse
www.druginfo.adf.org.au
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Australian Drug Information Network
www.adin.com.au/content.asp?Document_ID=1
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WA Health
www.health.wa.gov.au/home/
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Department of Education
www.det.wa.edu.au/sdera/detcms/portal/

Homelessness

Homelessness please refer to MIDLAS Information and Referral Service for more information.

Domestic Violence

Please refer to MIDLAS legal Service Service. click here

Legal Services

Please refer to MIDLAS legal Service. click here

Debt

Please refer to MIDLAS Financial Service section on Debt Service. click here

HUGS (Hardship Utilities Grant)

Please refer to MIDLAS Financial Service section on HUGS Service. click here
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Emergency Relief Services

Dreambuilders Church
www.dreambuilderschurch.net
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Anglicare
www.anglicare.org.au
Karnany Ph: 08.9274 7929
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The Salvation Army Emergency Relief Services
www.salvationarmy.org.au
Ph: 08.9260 9599
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Blue Sky Community Group
Ph: 08.9376 9999
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Foothills Information and Referral Service
www.firs.org.au
Ph: 08.9359 1266
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