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About us

Fremantle Community Legal Centre provides a range of legal and non-legal services to low income members of the local community.

We are a non-profit organisation and have been operating for more than 30 years, managed by the City of Fremantle.

Our aim is to provide clients with a service that is specific to their needs.  We promote basic human rights including:

  • affordable housing
  • access to reasonable living standards
  • equality
  • dignity.

With this aim in mind, we provide clients with a variety of support services to resolve legal, economic or social issues.

Eligibility for services

Most of our services are for people living within our specific catchment areas and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • financially disadvantaged
  • are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • experiencing  or at risk of homelessness
  • experiencing family and domestic violence
  • children are at risk of harm, abuse or family and domestic violence
  • significant mental health issues or disabilities.

Make an enquiry

If you are seeking legal assistance, please complete an online enquiry.

As our service is funded to help those most in need, when you contact us we will ask you questions about your employment status or income level. If you are unsure if you would be eligible to access our service, please complete an online enquiry.

We provide support in certain areas of law; if we are unable to assist you with your matter we will refer you to a service that may help.

If you request ongoing assistance and we are unable to provide it, we will provide you with an appropriate referral.

Fees

Depending on your financial position we charge for legal advice, document drafting, and other services. All new clients are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $10.00.

This fee is to secure your appointment and is payable before your initial appointment (EFT, Visa, Mastercard) or in cash.

Low fixed fee service

We also offer a low fixed-fee service to clients who are not eligible for our regular service. We offer this service on a case-by-case basis following a thorough assessment.

The cost of this service is discussed at the time an assessment is undertaken.

 

Location

We are located in the Fremantle Malls, opposite the Walyalup Civic Centre.

Opening hours

Business hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm

Open to the public Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Telephone lines are open to the public Monday to Thursdays only, from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Contact us

Office address

Level 1, Suite 31 Fremantle Malls
35 William Street, Fremantle WA 6160
Get directions

Postal address

PO BOX 807
Fremantle, WA 6959

Contact numbers

T 08 9432 9790
F 08 9432 9794
fclc@fremantle.wa.gov.au
fremantle.wa.gov.au/fclc

Complaints: complete our online form

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