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 advice, become a member, make a donation or volunteer.
If you have any comments about this webpage, please send us an email.
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.
Core funding for legal advice, legal education and law reform activities is provided by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and the State Government Attorney-General's Department. Donations from the general public are also required for the EDO to meet the state-wide demand for its legal services.
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 meet our Assessment Criteria.