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.
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.
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.
Prison Official Visitors are members of the community who are appointed to visit prisons and reception centres to check on the way in which prisoners and detainees are being treated. They also investigate complaints made to them by prisoners and detainees.
Official Visitors operate independently from the Tasmania Prison Service. Consistently with their independence, their administrative support is provided by the Office of the Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner.
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
Group of people that meet anonymously to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
See website for meeting locations.
National Helpline open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm ph: 1300 22 22 22.
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.
Supported accommodation is a model of 24 hour support in a shared home environment. In most cases groups of up to five people live together in supported accommodation and a staffing group of around ten people work on a rostered basis with them.
In circumstances where a person has individualised funding that covers 24/7 support, they may choose to live by themselves.
To be eligible for placement in supported accommodation, a person living with disability needs to be a client of Disability & Community Services. They will then be referred to service providers such as Optia.
The Tribunal can assist with processes relating to claims which have been disputed. The Tribunal cannot give legal advice.
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.
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.
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.
The Foster and Kinship Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FKAT) is a member of the Australian Foster and Kinship Carers Partnership. They provide support and assistance for foster carers, kinship carers and people interested in becoming carers.
Services Provided by FKAT:
- Telephone support and referral service
- Regular newsletters
- Social Activities
- Annual conference
- Support during case planning
- Support during family conferences
- Advocacy and support for carers through the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST)
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 Foreshore Association Inc. researches and promotes policy development, education and co-operation between members of the community in respect of the use of foreshore land and infrastructure in Tasmania, including land adjoining creeks, rivulets, rivers and lakes.
The Association is involved with issues surrounding boundaries of land adjoining foreshore, with Crown leases and licences, moorings and infrastructure on foreshore land such as jetties, boat houses, pontoons and slipways including those used for both recreational and commercial purposes.
To obtain a copy of a Police file (relating to offences you have been charged with) complete a request for disclosure of information form, available on the listed website (select right to information tab). A file service fee of $53.90 applies.
Contact Prosecution service in your area, links on website.
Thomas Whayman & McCarthy employs factual investigators and surveillance operatives in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Their services include:
- Risk Assessment
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 National Measurement Institute (NMI) is Australia’s peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement. The NMI is a division of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.