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.
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.
Home and community care service for frail older migrants and younger migrants with disabilities and their carers. Services greater Launceston and North West areas.
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.
- involved with the criminal justice system, or
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Understand your obligations under the Employer Sanctions Legislation
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Obtain general information on all temporary and permanent visa categories (including visitors, students, family migration, temporary business visas and refugee and humanitarian applications)
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Phone this number to access interpreting services. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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.
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.
The Tasmania State Office helps DFAT to maintain strong linkages with the community. They provide a range of services in support of our Portfolio Ministers and Parliamentary Secretary, and participate in international relations and trade with business, academia and NGOs.
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.
Counter hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 12.30pm.
Australian Government Department responsible for the issue and renewal of Australian passports. Can assist with any query re: passports such as lost passports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
CSR in the Department of Communities Tasmania is the main link between multicultural communities and the Tasmanian Government. A key function of CSR is to provide advice to the Government on multicultural affairs in Tasmania.
Provides a range of arrival, settlement and integration services for migrant and refugees from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. these include humanitarian settlement services, individual client support, community development, cross-cultural awareness training, immigration advice and assistance.
The Migrant Resource Centre is an organisation which helps migrants and refugees to settle in Tasmania.
They help migrants and refugees from all countries, including:
- Older people who have language and other difficulties;
- Young people; and
- Families, community groups and individuals to overcome language or cultural barriers.
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is the statewide peak community organisation representing people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
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.
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.