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Every Person Matters.

People from all walks of life trust Subiaco Justice Centre with their challenges, because we care about everyone that walks through our doors, as if they were our own family.

What we do

The Subiaco Justice Centre Inc. provides legal advice for disadvantaged persons who otherwise could not afford it.

We offer free, 30 minute appointments to qualified individuals. Our volunteer lawyers are experienced professionals working in private practice who generously donate their time after hours to assist our clients. They will determine whether you have a legal problem, suggest possible options and provide appropriate referrals. They provide general advice only and cannot represent you in court or write letters on your behalf, but have expertise in many areas of the law and will make every attempt to answer your questions accurately. If they cannot assist you, they can suggest other organisations who may be able to help.

Who we help

The Subiaco Justice Centre is a not-for-profit community legal centre providing access to legal services to those in our community that need it most.

We help the most disadvantaged people in our community including those:

  • On low income (earning under $60,000 per year)
  • Unemployed (not retired)
  • Receiving Centrelink payments
  • Receiving the Aged or Disability Pension
  • Who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Experiencing or overcoming family violence

Book an Appointment With Us Today

Appointments with our lawyers are made through our online booking system. As our service is intended to help those most in need, you will need to answer some questions about your employment status or income level to qualify for an appointment. Once you complete this brief questionnaire, you will be directed to the booking section (unless you are advised you do not qualify based on our means-testing).

We require you to provide us with as much information as possible during this process, so that our lawyers can use your appointment time to provide you with advice, rather than gathering information. The information you provide in this online form is kept private and confidential and is stored and used in accordance with our privacy and storage policies.

We also require you to provide the name of the adverse party in your matter in order to do a “conflict of interest” check. If we have already provided the other party with advice about the same issue, unfortunately we will not be able to assist you.

We can provide telephone appointments if you cannot attend in person. If it is necessary for us to review documents to provide you with advice, we will ask you to email those documents to us before your appointment.

We do have access to interpreters via telephone but this must be pre-booked. Please advise us at the time of your booking if you require an interpreter.

Our Expertise

LEGAL ASSISTANCE
We provide legal advice to disadvantaged persons.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE
We are an interest group seeking to improve access to justice in new and innovative ways.

General law

General law

Family law

Family law

General law

General law

Family law

Family law

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“The SJC helped me with urgent legal help when I was in a really difficult situation and couldn’t afford to pay for advice. Their volunteer lawyer was so professional and helped explain what I needed to do to resolve my issue. I am so grateful for this service in the community as I didn’t know where else to go.”
Family Law Client
"Thank you so much for helping me with my matter and for the work you do for the community. I appreciate your help with all my heart."
General Law Client
"The lawyer was particularly helpful and gave me a good understanding of the court process, what my options were and what those options might mean, allowing me to avoid potential pitfalls along the way. I truly appreciated your assistance and found it invaluable."
General Law Client

Our Generous Sponsors

We wish to thank our sponsors for their gracious assistance.

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