The Western Australian Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, trading as Aboriginal Family Law Services (AFLS-WA), was incorporated in February 2010 under the Corporations (Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander) Act 2006 and is registered with the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations ICN 7333.
The AFLS-WA is funded by the Prime Minister & Cabinet under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy as a Safety and Wellbeing Program.
We are a part of the 14 National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, and the largest service in Australia with regional offices in Western Australia.
The organisation incorporates the regionalisation model, with offices in Broome, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra, and Port Hedland. Each office employs a Regional Managing Solicitor, as well as appropriate legal and support staff. The six regional offices are supported by a corporate services office based in Perth that is responsible for overall coordination of the various operations and financial management of the Corporation as a whole.
The Corporation’s Rule Book establishes the definitions of and processes for membership, regional representation and governance. It is governed by an elected Board of at least five members and no more than ten. The day to day management of the organisation is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer. The Board is comprised of individuals with a range of skills, knowledge and experience. Thanks to these dedicated volunteers who have proved committed to guiding the strategic direction of AFLS. The Board ensures that AFLS is provided with every opportunity to reach its organisational goals. The Board meets at least four times each year.