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.

Launceston Tasmania, Australia

The Community Forensic Mental Health Service is a confidential statewide service that assists people who have a mental health issue and/or intellectual disability who are:

  • involved with the criminal justice system, or
  • assessed as high risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system as a result of their mental health and associated behaviour.

The service offers mental health assessment, liaison, counselling, support, education, advice and referral to other services.

CFMHS has a Court Liaison Officer who provide assistance people eligible for the service who have to go to Court. Potential clients need to be referred for assessment.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Community Forensic Mental Health Service is a confidential statewide service that assists people who have a mental health issue and/or intellectual disability who are:

  • involved with the criminal justice system, or
  • assessed as high risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system as a result of their mental health and associated behaviour.

The service offers mental health assessment, liaison, counselling, support, education, advice and referral to other services.

CFMHS has a Court Liaison Officer who provide assistance people eligible for the service who have to go to Court. Potential clients need to be referred for assessment.

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 Law Service)1300 663 464 (Insurance Law Service)
1800 007 007 (National Debt Helpline)1800 007 007 (National Debt Helpline)

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 Financial Rights Legal Centre NSW.

Australia

An employment rights legal centre which operates out of Victoria and provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work. Their functions include free confidential telephone information and referral services.

This service is available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Wednesdays 9:00am to 8:30pm. Access to interpreters can also be arranged.

The telephone consultants provide practical assistance and will explain legal options and information about other agencies that can also provide assistance. The telephone consultants can speak directly with callers about issues such as:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Unlawful dismissal and general protections
  • Unfair work practices
  • Unpaid wages, superannuation and other entitlements
  • Workplace bullying and violence
  • Sexual harrassment
  • Maternity leave
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Enterprise agreements, awards and employment contracts
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 general legal advice and assistance to Tasmania’s most vulnerable people.

LCLC funding is provided by both Federal and State Governments, therefore income tests do apply in most instances.

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.

A free After Hours Drop-In Clinic each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm provides legal assistance from volunteer local private practitioners – the clinic operates on a first come-first serve basis.

The clinic is NOT asset or income tested.

Australian government scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Those people affected by institutional child sexual abuse can register for the scheme from 1 July 2018. The Helpline can answer questions that potential claimants may have.

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. The NWCLC is based in Devonport and provides outreach services to Burnie, Smithton, West Coast and King Island.

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
  • Community legal education services to schools
  • Colleges
  • Community groups and Organisations
  • 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.

Not for Profit Law is a specialist legal service for community organisations and is a program of Justice Connect.

They provide free or low cost, practical legal help for not for profit community organisations and advocates for improved standards and legal frameworks.

The Attorney-General’s Department may provide legal financial assistance for 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:

  • the overseas legal costs of obtaining a court order for the return of a child to Australia
  • flights for the return of a child to Australia
  • flights for people who are required to attend overseas legal proceedings or to escort a child back to Australia.

 

The department cannot cover:

  • costs for access or visitation with a child
  • any Australian legal costs.

 

The department will not, generally, cover the cost of any legal fees or expenses incurred before an application is made or if the applicant meet the cost without incurring serious financial difficulty.

 

More information regarding legal financial assistance for overseas child abduction can be found at our website; http://www.ag.gov.au/LegalSystem/Legalaidprogrammes/Commonwealthlegalfinancialassistance/Pages/Overseaschildabduction

 

You can contact the Department via the below means:

Telephone (within Australia): 1800 117 995

Telephone (outside Australia): +61 2 6141 4770

Email: finass@ag.gov.au

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

TACLS provides free legal assistance, including information, advice, referrals and case work assistance for all Aboriginal peoples across Tasmania.

TACLS can assist in family, criminal and civil law matters.

TACLS is a non-government Aboriginal community law firm run by and for Aboriginal people.

TACLS are actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development.

TACLS can be contacted by phone on 1800 064 865 24 hours a day, or by email tacls@tacls.org.au.

Office Hours are 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

Level 1, 67-69 Brisbane Street, Launceston
1800 064 8651800 064 865
(03) 6700 0389(03) 6700 0389
(03) 6281 3454

TACLS provides free legal assistance, including information, advice, referrals and case work assistance for all Aboriginal peoples across Tasmania.

TACLS can assist in family, criminal and civil law matters.

TACLS is a non-government Aboriginal community law firm run by and for Aboriginal people.

TACLS are actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development.

TACLS can be contacted by phone on 1800 064 865 24 hours a day, or by email tacls@tacls.org.au.

Office Hours are 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

319 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

The Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service  is a not for profit refugee legal service. The primary purpose of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service is to relieve the necessitous circumstances of people of refugee background, humanitarian entrants and people seeking asylum who reside in Tasmania through the provision of free and confidential legal services.

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; Duty Solicitor available to appear in Launceston Magistrate Court once per week. 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.

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