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.
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
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.
Provides information, education, counselling, referrals for people affected by dementia, their family and caregivers. Provides a Dementia & Memory Centre which offers a range of services to the general public, including those with memory loss, their carer’s, family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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 Elder Relationship Service is a counselling and mediation support service to assist older people and their families to:
- prevent or resolve family conflict;
- have difficult conversations;
- plan for the future (including medical, health, financial or living arrangements);
- resolve differences in ways that improve their relationships; and
- make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of families.
You can attend the service on your own, with your partner, as a family, or your children or parent(s) can come by themselves.
Attending the service is voluntary and confidential. The service is a not for profit community organisation and the services are subsidised by the Federal Government. They try to make the service as affordable as possible, fees are determined by the local organisation and are based on your income, they will advise of any fees payable upon the booking of the appointment.
The service is run by Relationships Australia.
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
This is a one-day, court based program designed to provide offenders with information and skills to develop positive attitudes towards driving and encourage safer driving behaviour, delivered by DAP Education Australia Pty Ltd. At the completion of the program all participants receive a certificate and a court assessment can be provided. The program is delivered at various locations around Australia.
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 Tribunal can assist with processes relating to claims which have been disputed. The Tribunal cannot give legal advice.
A program for male perpetrators of low to medium risk family violence, which is run by Relationships Australia.
This program forms part of the Safe Homes, Safe Families program. It is designed for men who have abused or hurt their partners and are ready to take responsibility for their behaviour.
The program comprises of individual counselling and group facilitated sessions.
Uniting AgeWell is an organisation of the Uniting Church in Australia. They provide low care, high care, dementia specific, respite and transition care.
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.
Product safety comes under the responsibility of the Measurement and Standards Branch within Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading. The Measurements and Standards Branches role in product safety is to ensure consumer products are as safe as possible with the aim of reducing product related injuries to Tasmanians.
An independant statutory responsible for receiving and investigating complaints about the conduct of lawyers in Tasmania. Complaints must be lodged in writing. There is no fee for lodging a complaint.