Useful links and current articles
on all matters relevant to
Western Australian law.

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High Court of Australia

The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. It was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts.


Supreme Court of Western Australia

The Supreme Court is the State's highest court, with responsibility for both criminal and civil matters. It is also the State's main appeal court. The Supreme Court is divided into two divisions - the General Division and the Court of Appeal.

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Federal Court -
Western Australia Registry

The objectives of the Federal Court of Australia are to:
Decide disputes according to law - promptly, courteously and effectively and, in so doing, to interpret the statutory law and develop the general law of the Commonwealth, so as to fulfil the role of a court exercising the judicial power of the Commonwealth under the Constitution.

Provide an effective registry service to the community.

Manage the resources allotted by Parliament efficiently.

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Magistrates Court of WA

The Magistrates Court of Western Australia deals with adults, aged 18 or over, required to appear in court after being charged with a criminal offence.

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District Court of WA

Constituted under the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969, the District Court is the intermediate court in Western Australia, presided over by a District Court judge.

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Family Court of WA

Deals with Family Law matters such as divorce, child custody and other Family Law matters.


State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia - SAT

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) 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.

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Commonwealth Bills and Legislation

Parliament of Australia
Parliamentary Business


Western Australian Legislation

Subsidiary Legislation
Legislation Information
Parliamentary Bills
Legislation Text and Information

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State Law Publisher WA

Official publisher of Western Australian legislation and statutory information


Australian Securities and Investment Commission - ASIC

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator.


Australian Taxation Office - ATO

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the Australian Government’s principal revenue collection agency and administers Australia’s tax system and significant aspects of Australia’s superannuation system. It administers legislation governing tax, superannuation and the Australian Business Register and supports the delivery of government benefits to the community.


Australian Securities Exchange - ASX

ASX is one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, offering a full suite of services, including listings, trading, clearing and settlement, across a comprehensive range of asset classes.


Department of Justice WA

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages creates and permanently stores birth, death and marriage records for life events occurring in Western Australia and performs civil marriages in the Perth Registry office.


The Law Society of Western Australia

The voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.

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WA Will Bank

The WA Will Bank is a community service that offers Western Australians safe Will storage in a purpose-built, fire-proof vault, keeping the Will safe from loss, theft or damage.


Department of Veterans' Affairs

The Department of Veterans' Affairs serves veterans, war widows and widowers, serving and former Defence Force members, eligible AFP members with overseas service, and dependants and carers. DVA provides compensation and income support entitlements, delivers health care and rehabilitation services, and fulfils Australia's commitment to remember and honour those who serve our nation.


Department of Human Services

Department of Human Services
Child Support


State Ombudsman WA

The Ombudsman serves Parliament and Western Australians by investigating and resolving complaints about the decision making of government agencies, local governments and universities, undertaking own motion investigations, reviewing child deaths and family and domestic violence fatalities and other functions, including monitoring and inspecting the use of certain powers by government agencies.

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Energy and Water Ombudsman

The Energy and Water Ombudsman receives and resolves complaints about electricity, gas and water services providers. Our services are free.

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Public Trustee

Statutory body that operates under the authority of the Parliament of Western Australia.

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Legal Aid Western Australia

Legal Aid WA is the public face of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia.


Francis Burt Law Education

Housed in the Old Court House Law Museum, the oldest building in the City of Perth, qualified Education Officers present structured legal education programmes.