Preparing for a Parenting Plan Mediation is important. Parents are asked to consider the following topics before starting a Mediation session with the other party:

Education

Health

Parenting Time

Communication

Finances (child related)

Relationships

 

A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner will focus on the best needs and interests of children. As an FDRP is not able to provide legal advice, parents need to seek independent information.

If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options.

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. QLife services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice & Referral Line is the first point of contact for child wellbeing and safety.
With a coordinated network of government and non-government support – and your help – we can deliver earlier intervention and better outcomes for at-risk children and their families.

National Debt Hotline on 1800 007 007 for free and confidential advice from professional financial counsellors. The hotline is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

176 William Street Devonport Tasmania

Burnie

4 Reid Street Burnie Tasmania

Ph: 6431 3083

Devonport

176 William Street Devonport Tasmania

Ph: 6424 9520

Services include:

  • Transitional Accommodation Support Service

Disability Voices Tasmania is funded by the Department of Communities Tasmania and endeavours to help people with disability work together on issues that affect their rights, and help them with training and/or resources to develop their skills and experience to have more choices in, and control over, their lives and contribute to their community.

PO BOX 692, TUGUN, QLD, 4224

Australian Traffic Offenders Program (ATOP) is a road safety education program.  ATOP is based on the Australian Award Winning QTOP program.  ATOP educates drivers on the consequences of traffic offending to deter reoffending.  Complete before your Court appearance.  Certificates of Completion/Court reports are issued.  ATOP/QTOP is the only Australian Award-Winning Program in Australia. Program is fully ONLINE at atop.net.au

GPO Box 149 , Hobart , Tasmania , Australia , 7001

Process Server & Assistant Bailiff

Hobart & Surrounding areas

Operates 24/7

319 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

The Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service  is a not for profit refugee legal service. The primary purpose of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service is to relieve the necessitous circumstances of people of refugee background, humanitarian entrants and people seeking asylum who reside in Tasmania through the provision of free and confidential legal services.

Suite 402, Level 4, 152 Macquarie Street, Hobart
1800 595 1621800 595 162
(03) 6281 3456(03) 6281 3456
(03) 6281 3454

TALS provides free legal assistance, including information, advice, referrals and case work assistance for all Aboriginal peoples across Tasmania.

TALS can assist in family, criminal and civil law matters.

TALS is a non-government Aboriginal community law firm run by and for Aboriginal people.

TALS are actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development.

TALS can be contacted by phone on 1800 595 162 hours a day, or by email tals@tals.net.au

Office Hours are 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

165-167 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Positive Solutions provides services in:

  • Mediation – neighbourhood, workplace, community;
  • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR);
  • EAP Counselling;
  • General and Family Counselling, including step families.

Cost based on the client’s individual gross income. Can be referred from Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania on fee for service basis.

432 Elizabeth St North Hobart TAS 7000

Step Up is a Colony47 program for young people aged between 12-17 and their families aimed to address recurring violent behaviour by young people toward a family member or intimate partner.  Where violent behaviour is toward a family member Step Up can support either or both the parent/carer and young person.  The program provides one on one support and aims to assist young people to understand consequences of violent behaviour, strengthen family and personal relationships and utilise appropriate referral pathways to other specialist services.  The program works to empower parents and provide them with tools and strategies to assist them in keeping all family members safe.

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.

 

76 York Street, Launceston TAS 7250

Positive Solutions provides services in:

  • Mediation – neighbourhood, workplace, community;
  • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR);
  • EAP Counselling;
  • General and Family Counselling, including step families.

Cost based on the client’s individual gross income. Can be referred from Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania on fee for service basis.

The National Disability, Abuse & Neglect Hotline is a free service operating  Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm (AEST) for reporting the abuse and neglect of people with a disability. The hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with those reports.

404 Main Rd, Glenorchy TAS, Australia

Pulse Youth Health South is a free and confidential health promotion, prevention and early intervention service for young people aged 12-24 years. Provides a mix of clinical services, education and health promotion programs to assist young people to address a wide range of health issues. Has a Worker on Duty to provide individual support for young people, a sexual health GP clinic, psychological services. Young people can self refer. Appointments not needed to access the Worker on Duty service.

Colville Place provides short term accommodation (6-12 weeks) for young people aged 12-15 who may not have a safe place to stay. Colville Place promotes healthy relationships and supports young people to engage with education, develop living skills, emotional resilience, interpersonal skills and to reconnect with family where appropriate. Any person can make a referral for a young person.

Australian government scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Those people affected by institutional child sexual abuse can register for the scheme from 1 July 2018. The Helpline can answer questions that potential claimants may have.

63-65 Cameron St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia

Provides assistance to women with particular emphasis on women’s legal issues. Free and confidential legal advice and referral. If you are in the north-east of Tasmania are are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence, you can call the Launceston office directly.

60a Wilmot Street, Burnie TAS, Australia

The Burnie office of the Women’s Legal Service is a specialist family violence unit. If you are located in North West Tasmania, experiencing or have experienced family violence, contact the Burnie office directly for legal assistance or information.

206 New Town Rd, New Town TAS 7008, Australia

Support service for wounded, injured or ill current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.

Not for Profit Law is a specialist legal service for community organisations and is a program of Justice Connect.

They provide free or low cost, practical legal help for not for profit community organisations and advocates for improved standards and legal frameworks.

Australia

An employment rights legal centre which operates out of Victoria and provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work. Their functions include free confidential telephone information and referral services.

This service is available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Wednesdays 9:00am to 8:30pm. Access to interpreters can also be arranged.

The telephone consultants provide practical assistance and will explain legal options and information about other agencies that can also provide assistance. The telephone consultants can speak directly with callers about issues such as:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Unlawful dismissal and general protections
  • Unfair work practices
  • Unpaid wages, superannuation and other entitlements
  • Workplace bullying and violence
  • Sexual harrassment
  • Maternity leave
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Enterprise agreements, awards and employment contracts
PO Box 151 Rochedale South QLD 4123

Identilab offers a range of services in human identification:

  • Parentage Testing (peace-of-mind and legally admissible)
    A paternity test determines whether a man is the true biological father of a child. Similarly, a maternity test determines whether a woman is the true biological mother of a child.

  • Immigration Testing
    Immigration testing is performed when a visa or citizenship applicant is required to provide the Department of Home Affairs with evidence of a biological relationship between two or more people.

  • Extended Relationship/Kinship Testing
    Extended relationship/kinship testing determines the likelihood of a genetic relationship between two or more people. Relationships that can be tested include siblings, half siblings, aunt/uncle – niece/nephew, and grandparent-grandchild.

  • DNA Profiling
    Having a copy of your DNA profile on file is useful for a number of reasons. Like us, you might just love science! Alternatively, you might like your DNA profile on record for more serious reasons, such as estate planning, or because you are employed in a high risk profession.

  • Twin/Triplet Testing
    DNA testing accurately confirms if twins/triplets are identical or fraternal (non-identical). Identical twins/triplets will exhibit the same DNA profile, while fraternal twins/triplets will have different DNA profiles.

Identilab holds ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), ensuring that you receive accurate and reliable results which, if collected appropriately, are legally admissible.

GPO Box 1791 Canberra

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) provide information and assistance to small businesses and family enterprises, including referral to dispute resolution services.

The ASBFEO information line is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and is closed on Australian National Public Holidays.

Tasmania, Australia

The Mental Health Service delivers care to Tasmanians with a severe mental illness through community teams and inpatient settings. Mental health services also work in partnership with the community sector to deliver a range of services for people experiencing ill mental health.

Services are delivered regionally throughout Tasmania within four service streams:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Community Mental Health, Older Persons Mental Health and Inpatient and Extended Treatment Mental Health.

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 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.

We are a state wide service operating in the North, North West and South, we provide practical support, family violence education, advice and referral to support services for anyone experiencing family violence.

The program will provide practical support, advice and referral to support services for those women and children experiencing family violence through the following services:

  • A website which will provide information around family violence and support services available
  • Email support available to all members of the community
  • Phone support
  • Information packs
  • One to one support from a case worker for those people experiencing multiple needs
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