Sussex Street Community Law Service Inc (SSCLS) is a non-profit non-government community-based organisation that provides access to accountable, non-judgmental and effective legal services to low income people in the community. SSCLS commenced operations in 1978. See history for the full story.
SSCLS is an approved public benevolent institution pursuant to the Income Tax Assessment Act and has charitable status. SSCLS was incorporated in 1985. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
SSCLS operates out of 29 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park. It is situated opposite the Park Centre next to the Victoria Park Library. Close to public transport, we are within walking distance of Albany Highway and Berwick Street. SSCLS also offers outreach services in Belmont and Midland. Contact the service for more information.
Services Available are
Legal advice in family, civil and minor criminal law
Welfare rights advocacy
Disability Royal Commission advocacy
Individual disability advocacy
SSCLS gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance provided by the following without which we would not be able to provide the valuable services to the community.
Commonwealth Funding from the Department of
Commonwealth Attorney General's
State Government Funding from the
Department of Community Communities
Department of Social Services
State Attorney General
Other Funding and support
The Law Society of WA
Town of Victoria Park
Freehills for its valuable assistance in providing solicitors on secondment and providing valuable pro-bono support in a number of other areas
Volunteers provide a valuable contribution to the services delivered and we would like to acknowledge the assistance of all who are involved in service provision in any way at all and especially
To the volunteer solicitors for our night legal services
Students, who whole-heartedly participate in casework
Contributors to chapters in the WA Law Handbook
Past and present members of the Board of Management
Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
At SSCLS, we respectfully acknowledge Traditional Owners of country, the Aboriginal people of the many lands that we work on throughout Western Australia and across Australia.
We recognise their continuing connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to elders past and present; and extend our respect to all Aboriginal communities of today.