LEGAL ASSISTANCE

43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2011, Australia

National community legal centre which provides free initial 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.

If seeking legal advice it is preferable to use thier online legal query form. Requests for legal advice are answered in the order they are first received. Priority is not given to phone messages.

Division within the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services which holds the statutory responsibility for intervening legally to protect child from abuse and neglect by their parents or other carers. Any suspected circumstances of child abuse can be reported.

Northern, Tasmania, Australia

The CFMHS provides community and inpatient mental health assessment, treatment and case management for offenders, or people at risk of offending, who have a mental health disorder. Potential clients need to be referred for assessment. CFMHS has a Court Liaison Officer who provide assistance to people who have mental health problems and have to go to Court.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The CFMHS provides community and inpatient mental health assessment, treatment and case management for offenders, or people at risk of offending, who have a mental health disorder. Potential clients need to be referred for assessment. CFMHS has a Court Liaison Officer who provide assistance to people who have mental health problems and have to go to Court.

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

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, including referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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, including referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances.

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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, including referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances.

131 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

The EDO is a non profit community legal centre, advising on environmental and planning law.  They provide expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania. They assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.

Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

54 Victoria St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

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.

Previously known as the Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.

166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
(03) 6223 2500(03) 6223 2500
(03) 6223 2510

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.

Cove Hill Shopping Centre Bridgewater TAS 7030
(03) 6263 4755(03) 6263 4755
(03) 6263 3952

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.

7 Station Lane, Sorell, Tasmania, Australia
(03) 6265 1911(03) 6265 1911
(03) 6265 1933

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.

Australia
1300 663 464 (Insurance Hotline)1300 663 464 (Insurance Hotline)
1800 007 007 (Credit and Debt Hotline)1800 007 007 (Credit and Debt Hotline)

Provides free legal advice to individal consumers throughout Australia on issues concerning insurance. Particularly home and contents insurance, consumer credit, life insurance, income protection, superannuation related insurance, travel insurance, motor vehicle insurance, debts to insurance companies. Part of the Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW.

3-5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600, Australia

Information line for parents of children who have been abducted who need more information.

180 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

National Community Legal Centre established specifically to advise survivors of institutional child sexual absue who are dealing with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Melbourne office assists Tasmanian clients. Provides free legal advice and assistance, information and referrral via a free advice line and face to face services. Employs lawyers, social workers, counsellors and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander case workers.

97a York Street, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia

The LCLC provides free legal advice to anyone in the community. No financial or assets test is applied.

At first a 45 minute, one off legal advice session is provided to clients, which can include but is not limited to, such matters as wills, power of attorney, debt, contract, consumer rights, boundary fences, restraint orders, employment or unfair dismissal issues, family law issues, welfare rights issues and disability discrimination issues.

They also provide guidance to those clients who wish to self litigate.

Tasmania, Australia

National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) is the peak community organisation in the area of social security law, policy and administration. Their aim is to reduce poverty, hardship and inequality in Australia by advocating for a social security system which is fair, adequate and well administered.

Their members are community legal centres and organisations whose role is to provide disadvantaged people with free information, advice, education and representation in the areas of social security and family assistance. Their services are free and independent.

In Tasmania the Community Legal Centres are:

Hobart Community Legal Service and Launceston Community Legal Centre.

56 Formby Road, Devonport, TAS, 7310, Australia

North West Community Legal Centre is established to provide advice to residents of the North West Coast of Tasmania. Residents in other areas of the State can be referred to Community Legal Centres in their local area.

They provide advice on a broad range of legal issues, including;

  • General Family Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Problems with Government Departments
  • Criminal Matters
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Credit and Debt Issues to Consumers
  • Residential Tenancy Matters
  • and More…..

They are a free one off advice and referral centre. They do not conduct Court representation or ongoing case work, unless the case work is approved in exceptional circumstances.

The Attorney General’s Department helps parents or guardians whose children are being retained in another country, by another person, without their consent.

Applications can be made to the department for grants to cover overseas legal and other costs for the return of children to Australia.

81 Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

This is a not for profit organisation tasked with the role of providing inmates in Tasmania’s prisons with legal advice.

14 Alexander Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) provides criminal and civil law services to the State of Tasmania.

The DPP represents the State of Tasmania.

15 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) provides criminal and civil law services to the State of Tasmania.

The DPP represents the State of Tasmania.

112 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) provides criminal and civil law services to the State of Tasmania.

The DPP represents the State of Tasmania.

The Self Representation Service can assist unrepresented litigants with civil law proceedings in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court relating to Bankruptcy and Fair Work.

They are unable to provide assistance for family and criminal law matters.

They can provide free assistance to individuals who:

  • are involved in, or are considering commencing legal proceedings in the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court.
  • Have a legal issue that they have expertise in.
  • Are not represented.
  • Are unable to afford private legal assistance.
  • Are ineligible for Legal Aid.
Suite 402, Level 4, 152 Macquarie Street, Hobart
1800 064 8651800 064 865
(03) 6281 3456(03) 6281 3456
(03) 6281 3454

Legal services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Level 1, 67-69 Brisbane Street, Launceston
(03) 6700 0389(03) 6700 0389

Legal services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Provides advice, information and advocacy to private and public housing tenants on issues such as withheld bonds, sub-standard accommodation; illegal evictions; negotiation; Magistrate court (Civil Division) advocacy. Provides leases; condition report forms & Tenants Rights booklet to tenants & landlords. Runs community legal education sessions and campaigns for law reform.

Telephone Advice Line: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm

Face to face advice: Tuesday – Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

Offices other than Hobart call to arrange an appointment.

PO Box 707 North Hobart Tasmania

Provides assistance to women with particular emphasis on women’s legal issues. Free and confidential legal advice and referral. Telephone calls to the Service are free from anywhere in Tasmania and will not show up on telephone bills.

Provides telephone advice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays between 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m; 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. and also Wednesdays between 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

60a Wilmot Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
(03) 6419 7050(03) 6419 7050

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania was chosen to open a specialist family violence unit in the north-west of Tasmania. The Burnie office has been operational since April 2016.

The Burnie office provides legal information, advice and support on any legal matter to those clients in the north-west of the state who are experiencing or who have experienced family violence.

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