Legal Advice & Casework

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre provides free, confidential legal information, advice and casework to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, youth and children on a range of family and civil law matters. We can provide advice, and depending on the circumstances, we can also offer minor assistance, or in other circumstances we can take on matters. If we can’t assist a person, we can provide referrals to other organisations and legal services that can help.

Where can you get advice?

Our solicitors are available to speak to clients over the phone or face-to-face, during the advice line times listed below. Wirringa Baiya also provides regular monthly outreach at Emu Plains Correctional Centre.

Advice Line

Monday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday Advice line closed
Thursday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm

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What can you get advice on?

Wirringa Baiya provides advice and casework in relation to the following types of matters:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Apprehended Violence Orders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Sexual Assault
  • Victims Support
  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  • Care & Protection Early Intervention
  • Family Law
  • Complaints against the Police, Correctional Centres, Juvenile Detention Centres and Family and Community Services (previously DOCS)
  • Access to information under Government Information Public Access (GIPA).

While we usually provide only advice on the following matters, we sometimes provide clients with further assistance on the following types of matters:

  • Centrelink
  • Complaints about Doctors and Nurses
  • Credit & Debt
  • Disputes about children
  • Divorce
  • Employment
  • Housing and Tenancy
  • How to apply for Legal Aid
  • Medical negligence
  • Neighbourhood Disputes
  • Property in Family Law Disputes
  • Wills and Estates

What can’t we help you with?

There are some areas of law that Wirringa Baiya cannot assist you with. These include:

  • Business and Partnership Law
  • Buying a House and Mortgages
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Criminal Charges
  • Intellectual Property
  • Immigration Law
  • Workers Compensation

Wirringa Baiya cannot assist you if you are having problems obtaining proof of your Aboriginality. Wirringa Baiya is not in a position to determine a person’s Aboriginality.

What can you expect from Wirringa Baiya?

At all times you can expect respect, cultural sensitivity and confidentiality when your speaking to Wirringa Baiya staff. You can expect to speak to a female solicitor, who is sensitive to trauma.

It is important to us that you understand the advice you receive, and if you have any questions about it at all, we are happy to discuss it with you until you’re comfortable with the new information.