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Child Witness Service

The Child Witness Service is available at any court in Western Australia including the Magistrates Court, Children's Court, District Court or Supreme Court.

The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. Trained staff can assist with:

  • accessing services such as counselling, police, legal, medical and other relevant services
  • working with the WA Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions and providing the child with up to date information as a matter progresses through the court system
  • preparing a child for giving evidence in court and providing in court support
  • helping a child to prepare a victim impact statement.

The Child Witness Service is available Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and can be contacted by:

Contact

Perth metropolitan area

Victim Support Service
District Court of Western Australia
Level 2, 500 Hay Street  PERTH  WA  6000
Phone: (08) 9425 2850 or 1800 818 988

Regional locations

Victim Support and Child Witness Service

Albany
Albany Courthouse
184 Stirling Terrace  ALBANY WA 6330
Phone 9845 5222

Broome
Kimberley Regional Offices
2 Weld Street  BROOME WA 6276
Phone 9194 2400

Bunbury
Ground Floor,
Bunbury Courthouse
65 Wittenoom Street  BUNBURY WA 6230
Phone 9781 4294

Carnarvon
Carnarvon Courthouse
Cnr Robinson Street and Babbage Island Road  CARNARVON WA 6701
Phone 9941 5566

Derby
Derby Courthouse
Loch Street  DERBY WA 6728
Phone 9191 2274

Esperance
Esperance Courthouse
100 Dempster Street  ESPERANCE WA 6450
Phone 9071 6318

Geraldton
Geraldton Courthouse
Marine Terrace  GERALDTON WA 6530
Phone 9964 4816

Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie Courthouse
208 Hannan Street  KALGOORLIE WA 6430
Phone 9093 5334

Karratha
Karratha Courthouse
Balmoral Road  KARRATHA WA 6714
Phone 9143 1877

Kununurra
Kununurra Courthouse
94 Coolibah Drive  KUNUNURRA WA 6743
Phone 9166 7130 

Northam
Northam Courthouse
118 Wellington Street  NORTHAM WA 6401
Phone 9622 7017

South Hedland
South Hedland Justice Complex
Hawke Place  SOUTH HEDLAND WA 6722
Phone 9172 9313

Peel
Mandurah Courthouse
333 Pinjarra Road  MANDURAH WA 6210
Phone 9583 1120

Rockingham Justice Complex
15-17 Whitfield Street  ROCKINGHAM WA 6168
Phone 9527 7699


Last updated: 17-Sep-2019

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