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.
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.
The functions of the Osteopathy Board of Australia include registering osteopaths and students; developing standards and codes and guidelines for the osteopathy profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing oversees practitioners who wish to practise in Australia; approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours are 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.
A state wide community based organisation specifically aimed at supporting the interests of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex.
24 hr service providing information, advice & referral on any matter in relation to drugs & alcohol. Services whole of Tasmania.
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.
Investigates complaints made about administrative actions of Tasmania Government Departments, most statutory authorities & Local Government.
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.
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.
Aims to improve safety, health and rehabilitation in the workplace, and to reduce death, injury and disease; target high consequence activities; be a responsive regulator; engage with the community and to ensure better return to work.
The Pharmacy Board of Australia is responsible for the registration of pharmacists and students; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the pharmacy profession; handling notifications, complaints and investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing overseas trained pharmacists who wish to practice in Australia and approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
Provides assistance to women with particular emphasis on women’s legal issues. Free and confidential legal advice and referral. Telephone calls to the Service are free from anywhere in Tasmania and will not show up on telephone bills.
Provides telephone advice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays between 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m; 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. and also Wednesdays between 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
The Tasmanian Inspectorate comprises six dedicated staff.
The five inspectors are based in:
- Hobart – Two Inspectors
- Launceston – One Inspectors
- Devonport – One Inspector and one Inspectorate Manager
The statewide Prosecutor is based in Launceston, the prosecutor represents the RSPCA in Court, when people suspected of breaching the legislation are summoned.
Assisting individuals and families to access and maintain a tenancy in the private rental market. Assistance can be with bonds, rent assistance, rent arrears, removals assistance, information and advocacy. PRSS can provide intensive assistance to help people maintain their tenancies.
To be eligible you must be on a low income and not own any significant assets such as land or property.
Provides short term crisis accommodation for young women aged between 13 – 20 yrs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Responsible for the collection and enforcement of Court fines, fines imposed by traffic infringement notices and enforcement of certain monetary penalties imposed by the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court.
The Physiotherapy Board of Australia is responsible for registering physiotherapists and students; developing standards and codes and guidelines for the physiotherapy profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing oversees trained practitioners wishing to practice in Australia.