Welcome to the website of the Environmental Defender's Office of Western Australia (Inc)

You can use this page to view our environmental law fact sheets, read about our highlights and find information on how to obtain legal advicebecome a membermake a donation or volunteer.

If you have any comments about this webpage, please send us an email on edowa@edowa.org.au .

Who We Are

The EDO is a non-profit, non-government community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. Our services include:

  • providing community groups and individuals with legal advice and representation on environmental issues,
  • promoting environmental law reform, and
  • undertaking community legal education.

On 17 December 2013, the Abbott government notified EDO that it was terminating all future funding to EDO's around Australia.  For EDO WA, this means the immediate termination of the prior Labour government's commitment to provide $300,000 per year to expand EDO's core services, and the termination, after 30 June 2014, of another $100,000 per year under service agreements going back to the Howard government.  For its part, the WA Attorney-General has confirmed it will continue funding EDO and we encourage our friends and supporters to acknowledge the States continuing support (other States have been less fair-minded).  However, the Commonwealth's action means EDO WA must seek increased public support to meet the increasing demand for our legal services around the State.  Therefore please support EDO WA by making a tax deductible donation:   DONATE ONLINE NOW 

Mission Statement

Protection of WA's environment by providing community groups and individuals with environmental legal services including advice, education, representation and opportunity to participate in reform of laws affecting the environment.

Free Legal Advice

The EDO provides free legal advice over the phone to members of the community in public interest environmental law matters.

Call us on (08) 9221 3030 or Freecall 1800 175 542 (for WA callers outside the Perth Metropolitan Region). We cannot guarantee that there will be a solicitor available to help you on the day that you call, however if you leave a message we will arrange for someone to call you back, normally within 3 working days. If you require further ongoing assistance or representation, please lodge an Application for Legal Assistance. This form enables us to determine whether your case meets our Assessment Criteria.