Relevant Western Australian Resources

Magistrates Court of Western Australia

The Magistrates Court of Western Australia has multiple registries located around the State to deal with Criminal – offence-based matters; and Civil – claims for debt or damages and non-offence based matters. View website

District Court of Western Australia

The District Court is an intermediate trial court placing it between the Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court in the Western Australian courts hierarchy. View website

Supreme Court of Western Australia

The Supreme Court is the State’s highest court, with responsibility for both criminal and civil matters, and is the State’s main appeal court. View website

State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) in Western Australia deals with a broad range of administrative, commercial and personal matters. View website

THE LAW SOCIETY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Dedicated to the representation of its members and the enhancement of the legal profession in Western Australia. View website

LEGAL PRACTICE BOARD OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Board has statutory responsibility for the regulation of all legal practitioners of the State. View website

LEGAL AID WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Legal Aid WA is the public face of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia, and the largest provider of legal aid services in Western Australia. View website

COMMUNITY LEGAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The peak organisation representing and supporting community legal centres operating in WA.  View website

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Relevant Regulatory Bodies

AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION (ACCC)

The ACCC is the national competition and consumer law regulator. This link provides useful information and resources for consumers, businesses and regulated infrastructure.
View website

AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES & INVESTMENT COMMISSION (ASIC)

ASIC is the national corporate and financial services regulatory body. View website

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY (AFCA)

AFCA provides independent resolution of disputes to consumers of financial services (including insurance services). View website

Legal Research and Resources

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (AUSTLII)

A free resource which provides access to various legal materials, including case law, legislation, legal commentary and articles. View website

JUDGEMENT AND DECISIONS ENHANCED (‘JADE’)

A free current awareness service and professional legal research platform designed by the legal profession, primarily for the legal profession. View website

Legal Profession Bodies

LAW COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

The Law Council of Australia is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession and represents about 60,000 legal practitioners nationwide.
View website

LAW INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA (LIV)

A professional association for Victorian solicitors. This link includes a directory of information and resources for both the legal and public sectors. View website

THE LAW SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in New South Wales. View website

QUEENSLAND LAW SOCIETY (QLS)

The Queensland Law Society is the peak professional body for solicitors in Queensland. View website

LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Society is the peak professional body representing South Australia’s legal profession. View website

LAW SOCIETY OF THE ACT

The ACT Law Society represents, advances, and defends the interests of an independent legal profession in the ACT.  View website

LAW SOCIETY OF TASMANIA

The Law Society of Tasmania is a peak industry and statutory body that has two major functions. The first is to regulate legal practice in the State of Tasmania. The second is to provide services to its members to assist in maintaining high standards of practice in the Tasmanian legal profession. View website

Community Legal Centres Australia

Community Legal Centres Australia is the national peak body for the community legal sector, in particular community legal centres across Australia. View website