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.
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.
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.
The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students, developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession. Handles notification, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings. Assesses oversees trained practitioners who wish to practice in Australia, approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
Opening hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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.
The Australian Federal Police provides a range of investigation and operational support, security risk management, security vetting and information services to assist public
The Tribunal can assist with processes relating to claims which have been disputed. The Tribunal cannot give legal advice.
Provides counselling, physical assistance, moral support and information to women in need and their families in a caring, accepting environment.
All services are free and confidential and include:
- Telephone and face to face counselling
- Referral to support services
- Pregnancy testing
- Counselling for grief and loss after abortion
- Ongoing support
- Baby clothes from prem to 3 months
- Help in the home for pregnant mothers
Open 10am – 2pm weekdays.
After hours appointments available. After hours phone directed to similar agency interstate.
Email (Counselling): firstname.lastname@example.org
Email (Support): email@example.com
Provides a free, fair and independent dispute-resolution service for electricity and natural gas consumers who have been unable to resolve a complaint with their energy retailer or distributor.
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
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.
Responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Integrity Commission is an independent authority tasked with investigating and preventing public sector misconduct. It was established in 2010 by the Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Tas).
The Commission’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
Mental Health Carers Tasmania (MHCTas) is a statewide leader in the provision of Mental Health carer support. MHCTas promotes and improves the wellbeing of carers of people affected by mental ill health through support and education as well as providing systemic advocacy from a carer/family perspective drawing on lived experience to improve mental health services.
It aims to improve the quality of life for the one in five Tasmanian families, friends, carers and people living with mental health issues and mental illness.
Carers are people who provide unpaid physical, practical or emotional support to a family member, friends, neighbours or colleagues with mental ill health.