Visiting Services at Margaret River Community Centre

We are fortunate to have a number of government and regional community services visit our town on a regular basis.

Financial counselling, legal services, drug and alcohol counselling are some of the services on offer.

Please contact the provider for all enquiries and bookings.

11am – 1pm every Wednesday (closed public holidays).

No appointments necessary. Free service.

A Justice of the Peace, or JP, is appointed by the Governor of WA who authorises them to carry out a wide range of official administrative and judicial duties in the community. JPs volunteer their services to provide an integral link in the judicial system.

Administrative tasks include witnessing affidavits, statutory declarations and certifying documents.

When contacting JPs, please note they are volunteers who provide their services to the community free of charge. 

11am – 1pm every Wednesday (closed public holidays).

Located in the southern wing of the main building of the Old Hospital, Margaret River Community Centre at 33 Tunbridge St.

Outside of these hours, search for a JP serving Margaret River here.

Vinnies financial counsellors are qualified professionals who offer independent financial advice and advocacy for people in financial difficulty.

Our counsellors work with clients to achieve positive financial outcomes, helping them to build their own capacity to avert financial crisis and reduce stress.

SVDP’s qualified financial counsellors can assist with queries and information including:

  • Understanding your financial situation and taking control

  • Strategies and options for dealing with financial difficulties

  • Budgeting and practical steps to relieve financial stress

  • Understanding your rights and responsibilities

  • Negotiating with creditors

  • The debt recovery process and the court system in relation to debt collection

  • How the law can protect you in difficult financial times

  • Bankruptcy information

  • Referral to other specialised and appropriate services

Fortnightly on Mondays. Appointments required.

Nyssa: 0447 456 647

Located in the Admin Office, in the main building of the Old Hospital, Margaret River Community Centre at 33 Tunbridge St.

SWCLC Inc is a not for profit organisation providing quality, free or low cost legal services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Services include:

  • criminal injuries compensation
  • advance care planning
  • neighbourhood issues
  • tenancy
  • credit and debt
  • family law
  • child support
  • restraining orders
  • duty lawyer services
  • community legal education

Legal staff visit Margaret River Community Centre by appointment.

For appointments: (08) 9791 3206   Freecall 1800 999 727

Financial counselling helps people work through any problems they may be having with money. This may include managing a household budget, negotiating outstanding bills, or saving for the future.

Anglicare WA’s Financial Counsellors are qualified to:

  • Make assessments of financial situations
  • Provide information and options to address financial problems
  • Assist with resolutions if necessary
  • Advocate and negotiate with creditors
  • Make referrals to other useful services in the community
  • Provide information about government assistance that may be available
  • Support clients in developing their own budget
  • Relay relevant information about consumer credit and bankruptcy

Financial counsellors visit Margaret River Community Centre every second Friday.

Call (08) 9792 1900 to make an appointment.

Location: Admin Office of Margaret River Community Centre, in the Main building of the Old Hospital at 33 Tunbridge St.

Assist and support people with disabilities or mental illness to achieve social and individual change, empowerment, justice and human rights.

Advocacy WA visits Margaret River Community Centre by appointment.
(08) 9721 6444

Waratah provides free, specialised intervention services for people who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse and/or family domestic violence; or for those who need to know how to deal with issues and impacts of the trauma in their lives.

Waratah counsellors provide trauma-informed therapeutic interventions for adults and children:

  • Counselling and support
  • Crisis intervention for recent sexual assault
  • Workshops for parents and carers
  • DBT therapeutic support groups
  • Community education and development
  • Training for professionals
  • Clinical supervision for professionals working with clients who are victims of abuse and violence
Waratah staff visit Margaret River Community Centre by appointment.
1800 017 303
08 – 9791 2884 (Counselling and Support)
08 – 9792 4955 (Children’s Service)

Established in 2017, this WA state government department brings together the services of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.

Department staff visit Margaret River Community Centre by appointment.

Supporting young people and their mental health.

Youth Focus delivers frontline services and education programs which aim to reduce symptoms associated with suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm, and build long-term mental well-being to help young people reach their full potential.

Services include: Youth Counselling – Educating – Group Therapy – Mentoring – Young Men’s Project – Managing Anxiety.

Outreach services to Margaret River Community Centre by appointment.
(08) 6266 4333

Employment Plus provides job seekers with specialised training, work experience and a range of support services to help them find meaningful employment.

ParentsNext is a free support program to help eligible parents plan and prepare for employment by the time their child goes to school.

In Margaret River every Wednesday 9am – 3pm.

Appointments required.

Tel: 136 123,au

MRCC Location: Small Meeting Room in Main Building of Old Hospital, Margaret River Community Centre at 33 Tunbridge St.