Legal Advice

If you are bringing an action in the Supreme Court, or have been charged with a crime but don’t have a lawyer, then registry staff can help you with procedural matters but they cannot give legal advice to litigants. See the Can and Cannot Do link for more details on information that court staff are able to provide.

The 4th edition of the Tasmanian Law Handbook, published by the Hobart Community Legal Service, is a community resource aimed at making the law more accessible to everyone. You can use the Search box to type in a query or browse through the relevant subject headings to find information.

Community Legal Services/Centres are available in Hobart, Launceston & the North West, as well as a the Student Legal Service.

The Foolkit Tasmanian Community Legal Assistance web page provides details of a number of organisations, including the Legal Aid Commission, Children & Youth Services, Domestic Violence, Rural Law, Relationships Australia and the Ombudsman.

The Environmental Defenders Office is a non-profit community legal centre advising on environmental and planning law with the aim to assist and increase public awareness of environmental laws and remedies.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Centre provides a legal service for aboriginal community members.

The Victims Support Service provides information and support to anyone who has suffered any kind of harm in the law being broken and can provide assistance with legal processes and compensation claims.