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 VRB is an independent tribunal that reviews decisions made by the Repatriation Commission, the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Service Chiefs of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is the peak body for Australia’s travel agents and represents the majority of travel agents in Australia.
Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.
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.
Emergency relief in the form of food vouchers, wood, baby parcels, credit payments, referral to other agencies where appropriate and financial counselling.
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.
TasCahrd (Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseased).
Provides care and support for people living with HIV, their families and carers. A Care and Support Officer works with individuals to identify specific needs. Also engages people living with HIV to promote peer support and interaction.
Advocacy Tasmania provide a free statewide, independent and confidential advocacy service. This service is for people with mental health disorder, as well as their relatives and carers. Advocates can assist people to exercise their rights and responsibilities.
They support adolescents and adults who are:
- in hospital
- in the community
- in correctional facilities
- in rural and remote areas
They support people to exercise their rights to:
- be safe from harm including abuse, neglect and suicide
- freedom and liberty
- fundamental health and wellbeing
If you are a Telstra customer, they can help manage unwelcome calls.
Investigates complaints made about administrative actions of Tasmania Government Departments, most statutory authorities & Local Government.
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.
Independent statutory body set up to resolve complaints about decisions of trustees in relation to superannuation policies. Complainants should first lodge Registration of Complaint Form available from the Tribunal.
The Private health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) provides an independant service to help consumers deal with health insurance problems and enquiries. Complaints may be lodged by health fund members, hospitals or day procedure centres, medical or some dental practitioners, health funds or people acting on behalf of any of these people or organisations. Individual complainants are encouraged to contact their health fund in the first instance.
Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children’s issues. The Centre does not provide legal advice. The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink. The first 3 hours of counselling are free.
Opening hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Australian Federation of Pregnancy Support Services is committed to the provision of services for women, their partners and families when they are experiencing distress or hardship as the result of pregnancy. Links to local 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.
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
Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) is a Division of the Department of State Growth. The purpose of MRT is to give effect to government policy in relation to minerals and petroleum resources, and the Division provides essential information for land management in Tasmania.
The Mental Health Service delivers care to Tasmanian’s 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.
Responsible for the collection and enforcement of Court fines, fines imposed by traffic infringement notices and enforcement of certain monetary penalties imposed by the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court.
Legal Aid New South Wales helps people with their legal problems. Services include legal advice, help at Court and family dispute resolution. They can help in most areas of criminal law, family law and civil law.
A free legal help line is run by LawAccess NSW, call 1300 888 529.
Central Office is located in Haymarket, there are 20 offices in metropolitan and regional New South Wales, see website for locations.
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.