We help people new to Australia who need professional legal migration advice and are disadvantaged in accessing legal services.
We help people new to Western Australia from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, including humanitarian visa holders, asylum seekers, refugees and people who are otherwise disadvantaged in their access to legal services.
We provide legal advice, professional migration assistance, further assistance, representation, education services and advocacy.
We provide free, comprehensive, confidential migration law advice, education, advocacy, representation, information, and referrals to vulnerable, refugees and migrants in Western Australia.
Protection visas (temporary and permanent)
These visas are issued to people outside of their home country who cannot return home because they are at risk of persecution or serious human rights violations. Our assistance ranges from legal advice to representation.
When people are forced to leave their home country due to fear of persecution or serious human rights violations, they are often separated from their family who may still be in serious danger. We work with these people to help reunite them with their families.
We provide family reunification assistance to newly arrived refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers from a CaLD background who wish to being their family to Australia.
Specialist immigration matters
We assist with a range of specialist immigration matters including:
We provide legal and migration advice to permanent and temporary visa holders experiencing family violence and assist with related legal matters.
General legal assistance
We help people from CaLD backgrounds who are experiencing family violence or have specialist immigration matters to understand the law and exercise their rights.
We strive to do this in a way that embraces diversity and strengthens communities.
We run a number of education sessions on a range of topics including:
We welcome suggestions on which topics are most relevant to local diverse communities and encourage multicultural groups and organisations to contact us to discuss their needs.
Our community legal education page has more information on these services including how to request a session.
Support service for people who arrived by boat.
Drop-in service in a holistic space providing migration advice to asylum seekers and refugees.
Every Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Riverview Community Services, 1 Thorogood Street, Burswood.
Assistance for people in prison or in detention with migration, visa cancellation and asylum seeker matters.
Callers include detainees from Yongah Hill, Perth Immigration Detention Centre and WA prisons.
Every Thursday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on (08) 6148 3650
Wrap-around health, social and legal support service for victims of family and domestic violence in collaboration with Luma (formerly Women’s Health and Family Service).
By appointment – please call Luma on (08) 9328 1200 or email FDV@luma.org.au.
Every second Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Luma, 227 Newcastle Street Northbridge.