A holistic multi-disciplined service delivery is able to resolve client’s problems in a one stop shop approach.

The Pilbara Community Legal Service Inc. (PCLS) is a not-for-profit, government-funded community organisation. The main objective of PCLS is one of providing services to reduce disadvantage, increase the capacity of individuals to understand their rights and obligations and to empower people to manage their lives effectively. PLCS by offering a holistic multi-disciplined service delivery is able to resolve client’s problems in a one-stop shop approach through the variety of services it provides.

Our services

These services include financial counselling, tenancy and homelessness support, domestic violence advocacy, outreach and victim support, community migrant settlement, Redress support, family law advice, wills and deceased estates, and criminal injuries compensation.

A holistic multi-disciplined service delivery is able to resolve client’s problems in a one stop shop approach.

PCLS strives to provide assistance to virtually anyone who walks in the door and then targets more intensive services such as casework, advocacy, court representation, and community education to those experiencing or most at risk of social exclusion.  PCLS does not only provide legal advice and assistance, but also encourages and enables people to develop skills to be their own advocates.  As a service delivery strategy, PCLS makes every effort to provide information, referral and advice early to prevent problems escalating.

PCLS is not just another legal service but a valuable community service that helps people through difficult and complex situations. PCLS is one of the few community legal centres in Australia that has grown to be a holistic community service with other services complementing the legal service to assist people in their time of need.  

‘It is important to emphasise that the value of [the] preventative work [provided by CLCs] is far greater than the reactive costs that would be incurred in the absence of such services. The fence at the top of the cliff not only saves lives, but it is also much cheaper than the ambulance at the bottom.’

Our objectives:

To promote, protect and enhance the rights and interests of individuals, groups and organisations within the Pilbara region who are disadvantaged in their access to justice; and contribute to reform of laws and structural inequities to achieve human, fair and equitable outcomes.

To provide accessible, equitable, responsible and culturally appropriate advice, support, advocacy and counselling to the people of the Pilbara.

Pilbara Community Legal Service recognises the traditional owners of the lands across the Pilbara region and particularly the traditional owners on which the Pilbara Community Legal Service Offices are situated. We pay deep respect to Elders both past and present.  

If you would like to refer a client to one of our services please complete an External Referral Form and fax to the nearest PCLS office.

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