Department of the Attorney General

Department of the Attorney General
Law Compass

Dealing with disputes

Disputes and family troubles affect many West Australians. The State Government provides many services to help deal with these issues.

Family Violence Service

The Family Violence Service provides information and support to people who have experienced or are affected by family and domestic violence.

Family Court counselling

The Family Court Counselling Service can help parents who are no longer in a relationship to look at the best parenting options for their children.

Parents resources online

A guide to courses in personal, social and parental development for the Perth metropolitan area.

Aboriginal Mediation Service

The Aboriginal Mediation Service aims to reduce the incidence of Aboriginal people's involvement with the criminal justice system by providing an effective and culturally appropriate form of dispute resolution.

Family violence courts

By the end of 2008, specialised Family Violence Courts will be operating in Perth's six Magistrates Courts - Joondalup, Rockingham, Fremantle, Armadale, Midland and Perth Central Law Courts.


The process of divorce is handled by the Family Court of Western Australia.

Child protection

The Department for Child Protection has a statutory responsibility to promote and safeguard the wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities.

State Administrative Tribunal

The State Administrative Tribunal in Western Australia deals with a broad range of administrative, commercial and personal matters. These matters span human rights, vocational regulation, commercial and civil disputes and development and resources issues.