Free legal assistance

Legal assistance

The Hobart Community Legal Service provides free legal information advice and referrals to people in southern Tasmania.


Issues we help with

Here’s a list of some of the legal problems we help with. If you don’t see your issue listed, please get in touch to see how we can help.


Are you having problems with Centrelink? Do you need help to understand your welfare rights, or manage debts or an appeals process? Our Welfare Rights Service can provide you with free information, advice and representation to help get you back on track.

Child Support/Family Law

Understanding and managing child support or family law matters can be difficult and challenging. We can support you with advice on all aspects of the Child Support Scheme, and free legal information on all areas of family law.

Consumer Issues

Trying to resolve a dispute with your telco, insurance company or credit provider can be time consuming, frustrating and costly. Our free service offers you legal information and advice to help you manage your consumer issue or dispute.


Are you dealing with a traffic offence, family violence matter or other minor criminal issue? Talk to us about obtaining free and confidential legal advice, information and representation.


If you’re experiencing a dispute at work, you need to know your rights. We can help you obtain legal advice and representation for workplace issues ranging from unfair dismissal or discrimination to workplace bullying and underpaid wages.

Family Violence / Restraint Orders

Family violence and elder abuse can affect anyone, and it can have a devastating impact on everyone involved. If you, or people close to you, have been affected by family violence or elder abuse and you need legal advice, we’re here to help.