The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in this state. Established in 1927, the Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its 3400 members and the enhancement of the legal profession through being a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law.
Legal Aid WA provides access to justice for people in special need. They take into account the many financial and social factors that may cause problems for clients such as age, gender, disability, language difficulties, geographical location and financial stress.
Telephone InfoLine: 1300 650 579.
Head Office located in Perth, 10 regional offices in Western Australia, see website for locations.
Provides free of charge, independant dispute resolution services to members of participating credit unions. Assists credit unions and their members resolve disputes that have not been resolved through the credit union’s internal dispute resolution.
Address complaints to: Credit Union Dispute Manager, CUDRC, GPO Box 3, Melbourne, VIC, 3001
Provides free legal information and education to all Victorians, with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems.
They prioritise more intensive legal services such as legal advice and representation for people who meet eligibility criteria based on their financial situation, the nature and seriousness of their problem and their individual circumstances.
They have 14 offices in metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Melbourne based accredited laboratory. Uses mouth swabs. Has collection points in Tasmania.
National Process Servers, service Australia wide.
Cancer Council Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation that works to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians through advocacy, raising awareness of cancer prevention and offering advice and support for those living with cancer and their carers.
Provides advice, information and advocacy to older people and people with disabilities. Service is free, independent, confidential and Statewide.
The Tasmanian Elder Abuse Helpline is a service operated by Advocacy Tasmania Inc. on behalf on the Tasmanian Government. It assists older people, families, service providers and the wider community to respond to elder abuse and better access existing supports and services. It is a free, confidential and statewide service.
Operates Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Primarily an educational programme, however, there exists a programme where volunteers are teamed with a person wanting support and assistance with completing forms, writing letters, etc.
Product safety comes under the responsibility of Consumer, Building and Occupational Services. CBOS’s role is to ensure products are as safe as possible with the aim of reducing product-related injuries to Tasmanians.
Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a statewide network of business advisors funded by the Tasmanian government
The service provides up to five hours of free and confidential business information, guidance and support services to existing and intending small business owners Business advisors are members of the community with expertise in small business, can assist with a wide range of business issues and refer clients to other sources of business support.
For referral to an Enterprise Centre, contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
A service providing safe and positive contact arrangements for children whose parents are separated.
The Children’s Contact Service makes it possible for contact arrangements to take place with minimum stress both for children and their parents. It can also help with establishing a relationship between child and parent when there has been a period of limited or no contact.
The services that are provided include:
- planning, negotiation and setting up of contact arrangements
- facilitated changeover to enable the child to be transferred smoothly from one parent to the other at contact times
- supervised contact visits to enable child and visiting parent to enjoy quality time together
- separate appointments for both parents
- privacy and confidentiality
- an established children’s centre with toys, games and equipment
- practical, sensible security including separate entrances and exits for each parents wherever possible.
Advantages of using the service include:
- contact can be made using an independent third party
- parents do not have to deal directly with each other
- it provides a relaxed, safe and neutral environment for children and parents
- both parents can feel they are doing the best for their child.
- Intake – free
- Supervised Visits and Changeovers – a fee is payable by both parties. Reduced rates are available for concession card holders.
Children’s contact services are located in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
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.
Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the safe at home initiative (http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/).
The Huon Domestic Violence Service offers support and information regarding domestic violence within the Huon Valley.
Services offered by the Huon Domestic Violence Service include:
- Court Support
- Community Education
This service is eligible to all victims of domestic violence. No referral necessary and is a free service.
Mission Australia works with Tasmanian individuals and their families to enable them to reach their full potential. They provide services for families, children, youth and people with mental health issues, providing a variety of services.
Karadi is an inclusive Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, providing leadership in the sector and serving Aboriginal people of our catchment and their families in achieving strong cultural identity, good health and quality of life. Karadi provides Chronic Disease Care, Allied Health, Home Care packages, Youth and Family Support, Counselling, Mens Shed and is also a Neighbourhood House.
Save the Children programs build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities.
They use early intervention and practical parenting programs.