Law Almanac - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice supports the community, Western Australian Government, judiciary and Parliament through the provision of access to high quality justice, legal and corrective services, information and products.
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Attorney General

Hon John Quigley MLA LLB, JP

Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs

11th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Telephone: 61 8 6552 6800
Email: Minister.Quigley@dpc.wa.gov.au

Minister for Corrective Services

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Corrective Services; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues.

10th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Telephone: 61 8 6552 5600
Email: Minister.Papalia@dpc.wa.gov.au

Director General

Dr Adam Tomison

Level 23, David Malcolm Justice Centre
28 Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: 61 8 9264 1600

Postal address

GPO Box F317
PERTH WA 6841

Organisational structure

The Department is the agency principally responsible for assisting the Attorney General and Minister for Corrective Services in developing and implementing policy and the administration and compliance with approximately 200 Acts.

The Department is divided into 10 divisions with 28 directorates who provide a broad range of services. View the Department of Justice's organisational structure.

Adult Community Corrections Centres

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The information on this map was derived from Google Maps and the Department's location data source. Care was taken in the creation of this map. The Department cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions or positional accuracy. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, accompanying this product. To report a location map error, please contact us.

Child Witness Service

Perth

Level 2, District Court Building
500 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: 61 8 9425 2850
Facsimile: 61 8 9425 2167
Email: mbxcws@justice.wa.gov.au

Postal Address

PO Box 6702
EAST PERTH WA 6892

Peel District

Mandurah Courthouse
333 Pinjarra Road
MANDURAH WA 6210
Telephone: (08) 9583 1120

Rockingham Justice Complex
15-17 Whitfield Street
ROCKINGHAM WA 6168
Telephone (08) 9527 5192

Country

Albany Courthouse
184 Stirling Terrace
ALBANY WA 6330
Telephone (08) 9845 5222

Broome Courthouse
Hamersley Street
BROOME WA 6276
Telephone (08) 9192 6108

Ground Floor, Bunbury Courthouse
65 Wittenoom Street
BUNBURY WA 6230
Telephone (08) 9781 4212

Carnarvon Courthouse
Corner Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road
CARNARVON WA 6701
Telephone (08) 9941 5566

Derby Courthouse
Loch Street
DERBY WA 6728
Telephone (08) 9191 2274

Esperance Courthouse
100 Dempster Street
ESPERANCE WA 6450
Telephone (08) 9071 6318

Geraldton Courthouse
Marine Terrace
GERALDTON WA 6530
Telephone (08) 9921 3722

Kalgoorlie Courthouse
208 Hannan Street
KALGOORLIE WA 6430
Telephone (08) 9093 5335

Karratha Courthouse
Balmoral Road
KARRATHA WA 6714
Telephone (08) 9143 1877

Kununurra Courthouse
94 Coolibah Drive
KUNUNURRA WA 6743
Telephone (08) 9166 7130

Northam Courthouse
118 Wellington Street
NORTHAM WA 6401
Telephone (08) 9425 2895 (Perth direct line)

South Hedland Justice Complex
Hawke Place
SOUTH HEDLAND WA 6722
Telephone (08) 9172 9313

Combined Youth and Adult Services

Combined Youth Outreach Centre and Adult Reporting Centres

Clarkson (sub-office of Mirrabooka)
Unit 4-5, 19 Caloundra Road
CLARKSON 6030
(Attendance by appointment only or as directed)

Combined Northam ACC (sub-office of Midland) and Youth Justice (sub-office of Mt Lawley)

297 Fitzgerald Street
NORTHAM  WA  6041
Telephone: (08) 9622 0400
Facsimile:  (08) 9622 7534
Freecall:  1800 633 242

Mandurah ACC (sub-office of Rockingham)

272 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah WA 6210
Telephone: (08) 9581 0800
Fax: (08) 9586 1686

Commissioner for Victims of Crime

Contact

Telephone: 61 8 9264 9877
Facsimile: 61 8 9264 1836
Email: cvoc@justice.wa.gov.au
Website: www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au

Location

Level 23, David Malcolm Justice Centre
28 Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Postal address

GPO Box F317
PERTH WA 6841 

Corporate Services

Location

Level 15
140 William Street Perth
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: 61 8 9264 1414

Postal Address

GPO Box F317
PERTH WA 6841

Court and Tribunal Services Division

Executive Director Court and Tribunal Services

Ms Joanne Stampalia

Executive Assistant Courts Executive

Ms Danielle Arlow

A/Director Strategic Business Development

Ms Tracy Muir

Director Higher Courts

Mr Mike Celenza

Director Magistrates Court and Tribunals

Ms Katrina Peterson

Director Court Counselling and Support Services

Ms Teresa Tagliaferri

Director Court Security

Mr Ron Randall

Sheriff of Western Australia

Mr Mark Street

Location

Golden Square
Level 12
32 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9425 7400
Facsimile: (08) 9425 7401
Website: courts.justice.wa.gov.au

Postal Address

GPO Box F317
PERTH WA 6841

Dedicated Youth Justice Services

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The information on this map was derived from Google Maps and the Department's location data source. Care was taken in the creation of this map. The Department cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions or positional accuracy. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, accompanying this product. To report a location map error, please contact us.

Family Violence Service

Locations

Armadale Courthouse
109 Jull Street
ARMADALE WA 6112

Central Law Courts
501 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000

Fremantle Justice Complex
8 Holdsworth Street
FREMANTLE WA 6160

Joondalup Courthouse
21 Reid Promenade
JOONDALUP WA 6027

Midland Courthouse
24 Spring Park Road
MIDLAND WA 6056

Rockingham Justice Complex
15 - 17 Whitfield Street
ROCKINGHAM WA 6168

Telephone: 1800 600 476
Email: FamilyViolenceService@Justice.wa.gov.au

Fines Enforcement Registry

Registrar

Ms Tanya Lazzara

Team Leader Client Liaison

Ms Amanda Botica

Manager Contact Centre

Ms Caroline D’Rozario

Manager Collections and Warrants

Mr Glenn Thorneloe

For enquires in person about fine related matters attend the nearest Magistrates Court to your location. In Perth the Magistrates Court is situated at:

Level 1, Central Law Courts
501 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000

To view your outstanding fines, infringements or existing payment arrangement, you can do so at https://ecourts.justice.wa.gov.au/ecourtsportal/

To make direct contact with the Fines Enforcement Registry:

Telephone: 1300 650 235
International and Mobile phone callers: (08) 9235 0235
Facsimile: (08) 9425 7070
Email: fines@justice.wa.gov.au
Website: https://www.justice.wa.gov.au/fer

Postal address

PO Box X2293
PERTH WA 6847

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Justices of the Peace Appointments

Location

Golden Square
Level 12
32 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 9425 2827
Facsimile: (08) 9425 2771
Email: jps@justice.wa.gov.au

Postal address

GPO Box F317
PERTH WA 6841

Juvenile Justice Teams

Metropolitan

Central Metropolitan and Wheatbelt Youth Justice Services

3 Walcott Street
MOUNT LAWLEY WA 6050
Telephone: (08) 9227 2500
Fax: (08) 9328 2057

South-West Metropolitan Youth Justice Services

Units 1-4
27 Tamara Drive
YANGEBUP WA 6164
Telephone: (08) 9412 3300
Fax: (08) 9412 3333

South-East Metropolitan Youth Justice Services

100 Welshpool Road
WELSHPOOL WA 6106
Telephone: (08) 9334 6000
Fax: (08) 9334 6060

North Metropolitan Youth Justice Services

5 Milldale Road
MIRRABOOKA WA 6061
Telephone: (08) 6241 5600
Fax: (08) 9243 4253

Office of the Public Advocate

Location

Level 23, David Malcolm Justice Centre
28 Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: 1300 858 455 or (08) 9278 7300
Fax: (08) 9278 7333
Email: opa@justice.wa.gov.au
Website: www.publicadvocate.wa.gov.au

Postal Address

PO Box 6293
EAST PERTH WA 6892

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Telephone Advisory Service 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday (recorded information available 24 hours)

Sheriff's Office

Location

Stirling Gardens Supreme Court
Cnr Barrack St and St Georges Tce
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: 61 8 9425 2481
Email: sheriff@justice.wa.gov.au

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Marshal of the Family Court

Mr Mark Street

Manager Enforcements

Kirsty Chevalier
Telephone: 9425 2549
Email: Sheriff@justice.wa.gov.au

Manager Jury Services

Ms Sonita Cutfield

Location

Level 2, District Court Building
500 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: 61 8 9425 2481
Facsimile: 61 8 9425 4406
Email: jurors@justice.wa.gov.au

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Solicitor-General of Western Australia

The Solicitor-General of Western Australia, known informally as the Solicitor-General, is the state's Second Law Officer, after the Attorney General who is the state's First Law Officer. The Solicitor-General serves as one of the legal and constitutional advisers of the government in Western Australia. The Solicitor-General usually appears on behalf of the State of Western Australia in the High Court of Australia, in litigation where the State or a Minister is a party or where the Attorney General of Western Australia intervenes in constitutional litigation. Such litigation typically concerns the constitutional validity of legislation, or the validity of executive action by the government.

The Solicitor-General is addressed in court as "Mr/Ms Solicitor". Despite the title, the position is usually occupied by a senior barrister, although any Australian lawyer of at least eight years experience is eligible for appointment. The current Solicitor-General is Joshua Thomson SC.

The office of Solicitor-General is not a political office. The Solicitor-General is required to provide independent legal advice to the government of Western Australia. The Solicitor-General does not provide advice to members of the public, unless permitted to do so by a right of private practice granted by the Governor under s. 6 of the Solicitor-General Act 1969 (WA).

History and function

The Solicitor-General Act 1969 (WA) provides for the office and functions of Solicitor-General. The appointment is made by the Governor for the State of Western Australia upon the advice of the Executive Council. The Act provides for an appointment for a term not exceeding seven years, with the possibility of renewal. By s. 9 of the Solicitor-General Act 1969 (WA), the Solicitor-General may act as counsel for the State of Western Australia or for any other body for whom the Attorney General requests him to act, and may perform such other duties of counsel as the Attorney General directs. The Solicitor-General may also exercise statutory functions conferred by other legislation upon him or her. The Solicitor-General can also exercise statutory powers of the Attorney-General, which have been delegated in accordance with s.13 of the Solicitor-General Act 1969 (WA).

A list of people who have previously occupied the office of Solicitor-General of Western Australia:

No. Solicitor-General Term Time in Office Comment/Notes
1. William Frederic Sayer KC 1905-1912    
  William Frederic Sayer KC 1912   Crown Solicitor
2. William Frederic Sayer KC 1913-1930    
  No Solicitor-General from 1930-1935 due to the Great Depression
3. James Leonard Walker KC 1935-1945    
4. Sydney Howard Good MBE QC 1946-1969    
5. Ronald Darling Wilson CMG QC 1969-1979    
6. Kevin Horace Parker AO QC 1979-1994    
7. Robert John Meadows QC 1995-2011    
  Robert Mackenzie Mitchell SC 2011-2012   Acting Solicitor-General
8. Grant Richard Donaldson SC 2012-2016    
9. Peter Damien Quinlan SC 2016-2018    

Notably:

  • Sydney Howard Good MBE QC was appointed as the first Chief Judge of the District Court of Western Australia;
  • Ronald Darling Wilson CMG QC was appointed as the first Western Australian justice of the High Court of Australia;
  • Kevin Horace Parker AO QC was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and a Judge and Vice-President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia;
  • Robert Mackenzie Mitchell SC is a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia;
  • Peter Damien Quinlan SC is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Victim Support Service

Level 2, District Court Building
500 Hay Street
PERTH  WA  6000
Telephone: 61 8 9425 2850
Freecall: 1800 818 988
Facsimile: 61 8 9425 4428
Email: vss@justice.wa.gov.au

Postal address

PO Box 6702
EAST PERTH WA 6892

Peel District

Mandurah Courthouse
333 Pinjarra Road
MANDURAH WA 6210
Telephone: 61 8 9583 1120

Rockingham Justice Complex
15-17 Whitfield Street
ROCKINGHAM WA 6168
Telephone 61 8 9599 5190

Country

Albany Courthouse
184 Stirling Terrace
ALBANY WA 6330
Telephone 61 8 9845 5222

Broome Courthouse
Hamersley Street, Corner Weld Street
BROOME WA 6726
Telephone: 61 8 9192 6108

Bunbury Courthouse
65 Wittenoom Street
BUNBURY WA 6230
Telephone 61 8 9781 4294

Carnarvon Courthouse
Corner Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road
CARNARVON WA 6701
Telephone 61 8 9941 5566

Derby Courthouse
Loch Street
DERBY WA 6728
Telephone 61 8 9191 2274

Esperance Courthouse
100 Dempster Street
ESPERANCE WA 6450
Telephone 61 8 9071 6318

Geraldton Courthouse
Marine Terrace
GERALDTON WA 6530
Telephone 61 8 9964 4816

Kalgoorlie Courthouse
208 Hannan Street
KALGOORLIE WA 6430
Telephone 61 8 9093 5334

Karratha Courthouse
Balmoral Road
KARRATHA WA 6714
Telephone 61 8 9143 1877

Kununurra Courthouse
94 Coolibah Drive
KUNUNURRA WA 6743
Telephone 61 8 9166 7130

Northam Courthouse
118 Wellington Street
NORTHAM WA 6401
Telephone 61 8 9622 7017

South Hedland Justice Complex
Hawke Place
SOUTH HEDLAND WA 6722
Telephone 61 8 9172 9313