Legal Aid Commission Of Wa

Legal Aid Commission Of Wa is a large-scale charity established in 1976. Their main activity is registered as legal services primarily serving early childhood - aged under 6 children - aged 6 to under 15 youth - 15 to under 25 adults - aged 25 to under 65 adults - aged 65 and over families aboriginal and torres strait islander people gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons migrants, refugees or asylum seekers people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background people in rural/regional/remote communities financially disadvantaged people unemployed persons veterans and/or their families victims of crime (including family violence) victims of disaster females males.

Legal Aid WAs (LAWA) purpose is to provide quality legal assistance to those in need and promote community access to justice across Western Australia. LAWA ensures persons from priority groups are legally represented to the extent that is necessary and commensurate with their particular individual needs. Legal advice, duty lawyer services, community legal education and non-legal support is provided to assist the wider community to access fair solutions to legal problems at the earliest opportunities.

Legal Aid Commission Of Wa

Who They Help

  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Victims of disaster
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Veterans and/or their families
  • Unemployed persons
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Males
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Families
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people



Total employee expenses: $36,080,371 (38% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $115,642.

Revenue vs Expenses

Legal Aid Commission Of Wa has seen an average annual growth of 5% in revenue versus a 5% p.a. increase in expenses.

Grants given out in 2020 for use within Australia: $45,445,510

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2020, Legal Aid Commission Of Wa has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.32. This is considered about average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Elspeth Hensler
Lanie Chopping
Jane Crisford
Curtis Ward
Steve Toutountzis
Dion Smith
Graham Hill

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
L 1 32 St Georges Tce
WA 6000
Operating States
Entity Type
Other Incorporated Entity

Other incorporated entity includes an entity that has the same characteristics as a company but is not incorporated as a corporation's law company. This category includes: a branch of an overseas company not incorporated in Australia (often the name ends in corporation) incorporated associations which are incorporated under a State Act incorporated charitable institutions Public Benevolent Institution

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