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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Family violence prevention legal service program

 

Overview

The Family violence prevention legal service program (FVPLS) is a Commonwealth Attorney General funded free legal and counselling service for victims of family violence and/or sexual assault who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, or whose partner or children are Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders. There are over 30 FVPLS units throughout Australia

The FVPLS program provides culturally sensitive assistance to Indigenous victim-survivors of family violence and sexual assault through the provision of legal assistance, court support, casework and counselling. FVPLS delivers the following services:

 

The FVPLS interprets the term 'family violence' broadly, including violence within a broad range of family relationships; for example, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Contacts

Attorney-General's Department
Ph: (02) 6141 4817

West Australian FVPLS Offices:

Albany
Cnr Serpentine and Frederick Streets
Albany WA 6330
PO Box 5277
Albany WA 6332
Ph: (08) 9842 7777
Fax: (08) 9842 7780.

Broome
Unit 1/46 Dampier Terrace
Broome WA 6725
PO Box 2037
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9193 5455
Fax: (08) 9193 7913

Carnarvon
13 Skipworth Street
Carnarvon WA 6701
Ph: (08) 9941 3633
Fax: (08) 9941 3801

Fitzroy Crossing
PO Box 43
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765
Ph: (08) 9191 5284
Fax: (08) 9191 5611

Geraldton
66 Fitzgerald Street
Geraldton WA 6530
PO Box 2731
Geraldton WA 6520
Ph: (08) 9965 4654
Fax: (08) 9921 6377

Kalgoorlie
Unit 2/45 Brookman Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
PO Box 10411
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Ph: (08) 9021 0244
Fax: (08) 9021 2765.

Kimberley
Suite 1/10 Banksia Street
Kununurra WA 6743
PO Box 17
Suite 1/10 Banksia St
Kununurra WA 6743
Ph: (08) 9168 2001
Fax: (08) 9169 3321

Pilbara
3 Brand Street
South Hedland WA 6722
PO Box 2807
South Hedland WA 6722
Ph: (08) 9172 5048
Fax: (08) 9172 5035

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Last updated: 17 July 2012
 
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