Represents the political and community development aspirations of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Our state-wide free call number is 1800 132 260
Provides support, reassurance, advocacy and information to people with epilepsy and their families. Also promotes understanding through education and raising community awareness. Education and training sessions available.
The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is a member based peak body. We represent and promote the interests of community managed mental health services and have a strong commitment to enabling better access and outcomes for every Tasmanian.
Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.
Mediation services provided on the North West Coast only.
Hours: 9am-5pm Mon – Fri
The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, we represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia
The ACT Law Society represents, advances and defends the interests of an independent legal profession in the ACT. They also protect the public interest in the ACT system of justice through the efficient regulation of the profession in accordance with the Legal Profession Act and the Society’s Rules for Solicitors.
Legal Aid ACT helps people in the ACT with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. They can help in criminal law, family law and some civil matters.
Helpline available Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government and some non Government bodies. The AAT also reviews decisions of the Norfolk Island Government.
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (Registry Counter 9.00am – 4.30pm).
Relationships Australia Tasmania is a provider of relationship support services. They are a community based not for profit organisation with no religious affiliation. Services all members of the community regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
They do not charge a fee for their services, however, a fee applies to counselling, family dispute resolution, mediation, education and children’s contact services.
This is a State government service operating from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Alcohol and Drug Service is a key provider of specialist services for Tasmanians who are affected by alcohol and drug use. The service aims to ensure that people affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use have access to appropriate, timely, effective and quality treatment services, support and interventions which are based on contemporary best practice.
Operates Monday – Friday 9 a.m – 5 p.m
A 24 hour drug and alcohol information service can be accessed for free by calling 1800 811 994.
Youth Justice Services provides assistance for young people in conflict with the law through the provision of different orders by the Police and Magistrates. These are community conferencing, community service orders, supervision support and custodial services.
Emergency payments, advances on allowances & pensions for people who have been recipients for at least 3 mths. One off crisis payments equivalent to 2 weeks benefits for women who have fled home due to domestic violence. Paid immediately on the day or within 2 days if paid into an account. Callers should ask for one of the social workers.
The functions of the Chiropractic Board of Australia include registering chiropractic practitioners and students; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the chiropractic 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.
Mental Health Services in Tasmania provides assistance to people of all ages with serious mental health issues. 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. Access to all services is via the Mental Health Services Helpline. The Helpline is a confidential phone service that you can call 24 hours, 7 days a week for advice, assessment and referral. The Mental Health Services Helpline may refer you to a specialist mental health service or provide details for another service to assist you
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.
National community legal centre which provides free initial legal advice and assistance to artists, arts organisations in all sectors of the cultural community. For ongoing advice and assistance artists and organisations can subscribe. Standard form contracts provided for a fee.
If seeking legal advice it is preferable to use thier online legal query form. Requests for legal advice are answered in the order they are first received. Priority is not given to phone messages.
The Postal Industry Ombudsman (PIO) is an independent body that investigates complaints about the postal and courier industry. The PIO can investigate complaints about Australia Post, or about any other postal or courier operators that register with the scheme.
Online complaints form – https://forms.business.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=oco-complaint-form
National Process Servers, service Australia wide.
State govt service, provides assessment, info, advice & assistance to older people to help them make choices re: aged care services, to enable them to stay within their home or to facilitate move to a nursing home either permanently or on a respite basis. Services whole of Tasmania.
The Tribunal can assist with processes relating to claims which have been disputed. The Tribunal cannot give legal advice.
The Catholic Private Adoption Agency offers a state-wide service to all parties to adoption, which includes relinquishing parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. Fees may apply to this service.
Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children’s issues. They provide Family Dispute Resolution to help parents resolve conflict and develop workable arrangements (including parenting plans) for their children.
The Centre does not provide legal advice.
The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink.
Opening hours Monday – Friday 9am -5pm
The service aims to alleviate child abuse by providing support to parents, carers and families. National, confidential video counselling by appointment, offering counselling, education and support services. Child abuse prevention information and protective education available via an online video materials and Safe Program Booklet for parents and childcare centres, schools. Etc.
Annie Kenny provides supportive accommodation 24 hours a day 7 days a week to young people aged 13-20 years, who are experiencing homelessness or may be at risk of becoming homeless.
AK offers short term accommodation of up to six weeks to respond to the needs of young people.
Provides information, support and minor assistance for people experiencing financial difficulties. Whole of Tasmania service. This is not a crisis service. Services offered are free.
Financial Helpline 1800 007 007.