Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania


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The Law and You

The Law and You is a series of ten short videos which look at areas of law that clients commonly ask us about.

Self Help Kits

Boundary Fences Kit - 24kb PDF file (5 pages). This kit contains Notes Regarding the Boundary Fences Act (Tas) 1908 and copies of the Notices to Fence.

Property Settlement Check List - 88kb PDF file (1 page). This list is a suggestion as to what information to take to your Family lawyer regarding yourself and your former spouse.


The factsheets provide general information on the matters that we regularly receive queries about. There are currently 24 factsheets which have been grouped into the following sections: Consumer; Crime; Family; Individual and Living in the Community. The factsheets are intended as a general introduction to a topic and they include links to relevant legislation and other useful contacts and resources.

For a complete list see Factsheet Index.

What's the law?

What's the law? is a resource for teaching new arrivals about Australian law. It is a tool to use in ESL classes or community settings and has tips on how to deal with legal questions that might come up.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2013 - 2014 - 2.1 mb PDF file (52 pages).

Previous Annual Reports from 2010 are available on this website. For earlier reports please contact your nearest legal aid office.

Monthly Reports

Applications - Received, Approved, Refused - 65 kb PDF file

Applications Approved - Inhouse and Assigned - 60 kb PDF file

Page Last Revised : Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The information contained on this page is not legal advice. If you have a legal problem you should talk to a lawyer before making a decision about what to do. The information on this page is written for people resident in, or affected by, the laws of Tasmania, Australia only.

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