PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Ben Cousins arrives at the Perth Magistrates Court on April 2, 2012 in Perth, Australia. Former AFL player, Cousins was arrested last week on drugs charges at Esperance Airport. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Former West Coast star Ben Cousins has avoided a jail term after pleading guilty to a string of charges in Perth on Tuesday.

Cousins pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of methamphetamine and two breaches of a violence restraining order in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon and was subsequently fined $2,000.

The judge told Cousins that if he breaches the violence restraining order again, he may face a mandatory jail term.

Police prosecutors had requested Cousins be given a suspended jail sentence, however, the judge decided that the lesser penalty of a fine would be sufficient given the Brownlow Medalist told the court he is currently seeking treatment for his drug problem and seeing a psychiatrist.

“The course you are going down is sufficient, to ask you to do more is setting you up to fail,” the judge told Cousins in court.

The 38-year-old pleaded not guilty to two other charges on Tuesday. One for for breaching bail and a second for allegedly being in possession of methamphetamine in June of this year. Cousins will appear in court for the two remaining charges in March next year.