Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

 
CATEGORY INDEX
ADVOCACY 
ARBITRATORS 
CONSUMER SERVICES 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - ADOPTION 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - FAMILY & OTHER RELATIONSHIPS 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - OTHER 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - SEXUAL ASSAULT 
COURTS 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - MEN 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - MIXED/FAMILIES 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - WOMEN 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - YOUNG PEOPLE 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 
EMPLOYEE/ EMPLOYER SERVICES 
FINANCIAL MATTERS 
GENERAL 
HEALTH - COMPLAINTS 
HEALTH - DRUG & ALCOHOL 
HEALTH - FAMILY 
HEALTH - GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES 
HEALTH - MENTAL HEALTH 
HOUSING ASSISTANCE SERVICES 
LAW SOCIETIES 
LEGAL ADVICE SERVICES (TELEPHONE) 
LEGAL AID OFFICES 
LEGAL ASSISTANCE 
MEDIATION SERVICES 
MIGRANT SERVICES 
OMBUDSMEN 
PATERNITY TESTING 
POLICE COMPLAINTS 
PROCESS SERVERS 
PUBLIC & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 
SERVICES FOR DISABLED/AGED 
YOUNG PEOPLE 
 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE 

   

Organisation

Description  

Contact Details

ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE (KNOWN AS BEETON & MANSELL)

 

Legal advice and representation for Aboriginal people  Hobart:
Phone: (03) 6234 1405
Fax: (03) 6234 3969
Email: beeton.mansell@tassie.net.au

Launceston:
Phone: (03) 6331 6966
Fax: (03) 6334 8839
Email: tals@tassie.net.au


Burnie:
Phone: (03) 6431 3289
Fax: (03) 6431 8363

ABUSED CHILDREN IN STATE CARE

 

Tasmanian govt scheme, administered by the Department of Heath and Human Services, compensating victims of abuse whilst in state care. Victims can contact the service to be placed on a waiting list for assessment.  Toll Free: 1300 654 583

ANIMAL WELFARE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE

 

The Animal Welfare Community Legal Centre is able to provide animal protection groups and other persons interested in animal cruelty issues with legal advice on a pro bono basis.

Given its limited resources, AWCLC focuses on animal cruelty in live export, intensive animal farming and killing of wildlife and 'feral' animals.
 
Phone: (03) 6359 2339
Email: animalwelfareclc@gmail.com

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMISSION

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Responsible for investigating and conciliating claims of discrimination under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tasmania). Promotes non-discriminatory principles and practices through training and community education and distribution of information on discrimination.  Freecall: 1300 305 062
Outside Tasmania: (03) 6165 7515
Fax: (03) 6233 5333
Email: antidiscrimination@justice.tas.gov.au

ARTS/LAW CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA

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National community legal centre which provides free initial telephone legal advice and assistance to artists, arts organisations in all sectors of the cultural community. For ongoing advice and assistance artists and organisations can subscribe. Standard form contracts provided for a fee. Legal advice sessions available inall States.  Freecall: 1800 221 457
Phone: (02) 9356 2566

CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY (CSA)

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  General Enquiries: 131 272
Information Service (24 hr account details): 13 11 07
Change of Assessment: 131 141
CSA Compalints: 132 919
Employer Enquiry Service: 1300 362 366

COMMUNITY FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE (CFMHS)

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The CFMHS provides comprehensive mental health and psychosocial assessment and treatment, case management including support, advocacy, mediation, liaison and referral, consultation and education and management of prescribed medication for people who have a mental health issue and who are involved with the criminal justice system. Potential clients need to be referred for assessment.

CFMHS has a Court Liaison Officer who provide assistance to people who have a mental health problems and have to go to court.  
South: (03) 6233 4561
North: (03) 6336 2627

COURT SUPPORT & LIAISON SERVICE

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Free service for adult & child victims of family violence through the Safe at Home program. Court Support Officers are available to provide support to adult and child victims of family violence, inlcuding referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances. Also independantly prepares children and young people to give evidence in court and to help minimise the trauma for a child in an adult legal system.

Provide assistance with how to take out a Family Violence Order.

Also has an Aboriginal Court Support Officer 
Toll Free: 1800 663 773
Hobart: (03) 6233 5005
Launceston: (03) 6336 2128
Burnie: (03) 6434 7268 or 6434 7269
Email: court.support@justice.tas.gov.au

Aboriginal Court Support Officer:
Toll Free: 1300 663 773

FAMILY VIOLENCE RESPONSE AND REFERRAL LINE

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Part of the Safe At Home iniative. This is a 24 hour, 7 days service. The Vicitm Safety Response Team (VSRT) work with victims of family violence undertaking follow up work from police, frequently carrying out safety audits and safety plans. Calls requiring an imediate response will have a police intervention team dispatched. Those calls not requiring an immediate 'safety' response will be referred to appropriate counselling, support and referral services.  Contact Local Police; or
Ask for VSRT on 1800 633 937.

GUARDIANSHIP & ADMINISTRATION BOARD

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Deals with the administration & supervision of the medical & legal affairs of adults with a disability. The Board can make guardianship and administration orders, consent to medical treatment for people with a disability incapable of giving consent, revoke or vary terms of an Enduring Power of Attorney and order the execution of a Statutory Will.  Toll Free:1300 799 625
Interstate: (03) 6233 3085
Fax: (03) 6233 4509
Email: guardianship@justice.tas.gov.au

HOBART COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE

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This office provides general legal advice, by appointment, on various matters including: industrial relations (Fairwork), child support (payee parents), consumer credit and minor civil matters. These services are available at 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Monday to Thursday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.; Friday 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Also provides free evening legal information sessions Mondays & Wednesdays from 6.00 p.m. People wanting to use this service are asked to be at the office by 6.15 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Provides a Court Support Scheme weekday mornings at the Magistrates Court, Liverpool St, Hobart. 
Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Consumer Credit Helpline: 1800 232 500
Fax: (03) 6223 2510

HOBART COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE (BRIDGEWATER)

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This office provides general legal information and advice on all legal matters to people living in the Bridgewater/Gagebrook area and surrounding areas.

Office is open Tuesday - Friday 9.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. in the Covehill Fair Shopping Centre. An appointment is advisable but not necessary.

A solicitor also attends Risdon Prison, offering general legal advice, on request.

 
Phone: (03) 6263 4755
Fax: (03) 6263 3952

HOBART COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE (SORELL)

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This office provides general legal advice and referrals on all legal matters to people living in Sorell and surrounding areas. This office also provides limited Court representation on specific legal matters.

This office is open Tuesday - Friday 9.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. at 7 Station St, Sorell.

An appointment is advisable but not necessary.  
Phone: (03) 6265 1911
Fax: (03) 6265 1933

HUMAN RIGHTS & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

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Receives, investigates & where necessary acts on complaints. Deals with human rights under Comonwealth legislation: Privacy Act 1988, Racial Discrimination Act 1975, Sex Discrimination Act 1992 & Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Complaints line open 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Monday - Friday 
Complaints Infoline: 1300 656 419
General Enquiries and Publications: 1300 369 711
Privacy Hotline: 1300 363 992
TTY: 1800 620 241
Fax: (02) 9284 9611

I.P. AUSTRALIA

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Will provide information on patents, trade marks and designs in Australia and overseas.  General Enquiries: 1300 651 010
National Office:
Phone: (02) 6283 2999
Fax: (02) 6283 7999

INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION HOTLINE

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Information line for parents of children who have been abducted who need more information.  Freecall: 1800 100 480

JUSTICE SUPPORT WORKER PROGRAM

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The Justice Support Worker Program at the Migrant Resource Centre is able to provide assistance to people from a refugee background who are proceeding through the justice system.

Can assist with support & advocacy for clients proceeding through the justice system, liaison between Police, Courts and Legal Aid, Dept. of Justice, Corrective Services and clients, assistance for help in accessing services within the justice system. Also provides individual. family and group education on legal issues.

Available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. 
Phone: (03) 6221 0999
Fax: (03) 6231 1264
Email: reception@mrchobart.org.au

LAUNCESTON COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE INC

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Level 1, Suite 17, 97a York Street, Launceston.

Provides general civil and family law advice, advice, assistance and limited representation for welfare rights (issues with Centrelink), employment law (priorities for unfair dismissals but not workers' compensation) and statewide disability discrimination advice and representation.

Open Monday - Thursday 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m., Friday 8.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. by appointment only. Free advice clinic Wednesdays 5.30 - 7.00 p.m.

Provides outreach clinics by appointment to Beaconsfield/Exeter, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Fingal, George Town, Scottsdale and St. Helens on a rolling 7 week roster. 
Freecall: 1800 066 019
Phone: (03) 6334 1577
Email: admin_launceston@clc.net.au

LEGAL PROFESSION BOARD OF TASMANIA

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An independant statutory responsible for receiving and investigating complaints about the conduct of lawyers in Tasmania. complaints must be lodged in writing. There is no fee for lodging a complaint.  Phone: (03) 6226 3000
Fax: (03) 6223 6055
Email: enquiry@lpbt.com.au

NORTH WEST COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE

 

62 Stewart St, Devonport, Tasmania.

Solicitor in attendance 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Monday - Thursday for legal advice and simple telephone advice.

Provides outreach, by appointment, in Queenstown on the 1st Tuesday of the month, Smithton on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and Burnie every second Friday. Clients who are unable to access any of the outreach services may receive telephone advice if needed.

Also provides residential tenancy advice every Tuesday. 
Phone: (03) 6424 8720
Fax: (03) 6424 4604
Email: nwclc@bigpond.net.au
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