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.
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.
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
National Process Servers, service Australia wide.
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.
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.
GetYes solutions offer mediation, specializing in the workplace, workers compensation disputes, community, health and aged care sectors, commercial and boundary fence disputes.
Staying Put is a program of Anglicare Tasmania. It provides assistance and support to young people, aged 16-24 years, on low incomes and living independently in private rental or public housing/accommodation with housing and tenancy issues.
Rural Alive & Well Inc (RAW) is an incorporated not for profit organisation formed to create resilience and capacity of individuals, families and the comunity to react to challenging life experiences with particular emphasis on mental health and wellbeing. Provides assistance to individuals at risk of mental health problems, acute distress and suicide.
The Department of Police and Emergency Management comprises Tasmania Police, the State Emergency Service, Forensic Science Service Tasmania and the Tasmania Fire Service.
The Department operates under the core legislation of the Police Service Act 2003, the State Service Act 2000 and the Emergency Management Act 2006.
The Mediation Service provides confidential information, support, referral and Dispute Resolution (mediation) in relation to:
- property settlement
- financial matters
- neighbourhood and community disputes
- disputes between family members
- parenting arrangements.
This service is available through the Family Relationships Centres in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
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/).
Provided by Anglicare Tasmania. Provides community education on hepatitis B and C, care and support for people with hepatitis C in order to access treatment, and targeted programs for at risk groups to promote harm reduction strategies. Statewide service.
Established by the Tasmanian State Government to provide support for people who experienced abuse in State care when they were children. The Service aims to assist people to overcome the impacts of the abuse and improve their life circumstances.
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.
Telephone advice service provided by Hobart Community Legal Service for consumers covering problems related to debt, bankruptcy, credit cards, sales, mortgages, credit reporting, loans, credit contracts. Callers will be advised of their rights and options.
In appropriate circumstances callers will be referred to community groups. Callers are asked to leave a message on answering machine and an advocate will return their call as soon as possible.
The Department of Police and Emergency Management comprises Tasmania Police, the State Emergency Service, Forensic Science Service Tasmania, and the Tasmania Fire Service. The Department operates under the core legislation of the Police Service Act 2003, the State Service Act 2000 and the Emergency Management Act 2006.
Can assist individuals and families through the provision of information and advice, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services. Works with families from all cultural backgrounds, provides family support where a disability may be present. Offers an Integrated Family support Service (IFSS), Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS), family support for Grandparents and Relatives raising children.
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 – 4pm.
The Australian Federal Police provides a range of investigation and operational support, security risk management, security vetting and information services to assist public
The needle and syringe program (NSP) operates from a variety of sites around Tasmania, hospitals, community health centres, pharmacies as well as dedicated sites that have been established and funded for the specific purpose of ensuring the availability of equipment and services to injecting drug users.
Provision of free sterile injecting equipment, brief interventions and disposal of used equipment from outlets located in Hobart, Glenorchy, Rosny, Bridgewater, Burnie, Devonport and Launceston. NSP vending machines available in Hobart, Bridgewater, Launceston and Devonport.
Disability Voices Tasmania is funded by the Department of Communities Tasmania and endeavours to help people with disability work together on issues that affect their rights, and help them with training and/or resources to develop their skills and experience to have more choices in, and control over, their lives and contribute to their community.