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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

Legal Advice

Contact the following organisations for free legal advice.

Derwent Community Legal Service (Bridgewater)

Provides free legal advice, information, assistance, including letters, on all areas of the law. People wishing to access the service can either drop in at the Covehill Fair Shopping Centre, or make an appointment by phoning (03) 6263 4755

Environmental Defenders Office

Hobart Community Legal Service

Launceston Community Legal Centre

Offers a variety of legal services including free legal advice sessions staffed by lawyers and community workers, Legal Officer, Disability Discrimination Legal Advocate, Welfare Rights and Victims of Crime.

Top Floor, 68 York Street, Launceston.
Freecall: 1800 066 019
Phone: (03) 6334 1577
TTY: (03) 6334 1949
Victims of crime: (03) 6336 5011

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

Office of the Ombudsman

Investigates complaints against administrative actions of State Government Departments, statutory authorities and local government authorities. Investigations can be formal or informal and complaints can be made confidentially. The Ombudsman is also the review office for Freedom of Information decisions.

Northwest Community Legal Service

A free legal service operated by people interested in making the law easily understood by any one in need of legal advice or referrals.

62 Stewart St, Devonport.
(03) 6424 8720

Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service

Legal aid is available free of charge to assist community members with legal problems.
Phone: Southern Region (03) 6234 3955 or (03) 6234 1405
Phone: Northern Region (03) 6331 6966
Phone: North-West Region (03) 6431 3289

Tasmanian Disability Discrimination Legal Service

Freecall: 1800 066 019
Phone: (03) 6334 1577
TTY: (03) 6334 1949

Tenants Union of Tasmania

Victims' Assistance Unit

Provides information and support to anyone who has suffered any kind of harm in the law being broken. Can provide assistance with legal processes and compensation claims.

Welfare Rights Service

Freecall: 1800 066 019
Hobart: (03) 6223 2500
Launceston: (03) 6334 1577

Women Tasmania

Women's Legal Service

Freecall: 1800 682 468