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 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.
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, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance abuse disorders in Australia.
Offers a service for the frail aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers with complex and/or high service needs, who require a case manager to assist them with access and/or co-ordinate the care that they need.
Provides information, education, counselling, referrals for people affected by dementia, their family and caregivers. Provides a Dementia & Memory Community Centre which offers a range of services to the general public, including those with memory loss, their carer’s, family and friends.
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.
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.
Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania provides a broad range of low vision services for people with varying degrees of vision, including total blindness.
Offices in Hobart and Launceston.
Responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.
Can provide the contact details of the other party(ies) in a motor vehicle accident if these are not known. Availablity of details is dependant on the accident having been reported.
Investigates complaints made about administrative actions of Tasmania Government Departments, most statutory authorities & Local Government.
The Tribunal can assist with processes relating to claims which have been disputed. The Tribunal cannot give legal advice.
Offers free and confidential services to men, women and children who have been affected by sexual assault or rape at sometime in their lives, be they victims, survivors, family or other support people.
Counselling, support with legal processes, referral to other appropriate services, advocacy, community education, support to other professionals.
Services the West and North West coast.
Provides short term crisis accommodation for young women aged between 13 – 20 yrs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
Young Carers program is designed to support young people under 25 yrs who live with or regularly support someone who is frail, aged, has a disability, chronic illness, alcohol or drug dependance or mental illness.
A dedicated organisation committed to the support of Practitioners and organisations engaged in the emotional welfare and mental well being of people from Tasmania, Australia and Internationally.
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.
This is a not for profit organisation tasked with the role of providing inmates in Tasmania’s prisons with legal advice.
An Anglicare Tasmania service which provides crisis accommodation for young men 13-20 years old in southern Tasmania who are homeless or ar risk of homeslessness.
The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) provides a 24 hour a day support and information service regarding available choices to victims of recent rape or sexual assault, their family and support people including whether and how to:
- report the crime to Police
- Have a Forensic Medical Examination, medical check up or access emergency contraception
- Access ongoing counselling and support
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 sterile injecting equipment, brief interventions and disposal of used equipment. Programs in Hobart and glenorchy. NSP vending machine available in Hobart. No charge for needles and syringes from the outlets.