TASC Legal and Social Justice Services

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We are TASC:  a not-for-profit community legal and social justice organisation that has served the Queensland community since 1982.

We deliver free legal, advocacy and social services for people living in Toowoomba, Ipswich, Roma, and rural and regional communities in the Darling Downs and Maranoa regions and throughout South West Queensland.

If you want to book an appointment for legal advice or information, or to see an advocate, you can call us on (07) 4616 9700. We hold appointments over the phone and at our three offices (in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Roma).

Our services are delivered by fully qualified and experienced solicitors, social workers and advocates.  We are supported by volunteer lawyers, legal students and community partners.

People come to us for many reasons.  You may be:

  • experiencing domestic and family violence
  • facing abuse or discrimination
  • going through a divorce
  • having a dispute with your neighbour
  • facing a potential eviction from your rental property

Contact us about your matter.  We are here to help you with your problem. 

TASC provides free advice, referrals, and information on matters like family law, domestic and family violence, consumer, and tenancy issues.

If you have a legal problem or need someone to help you advocate for (speak up about) your rights, we are here to help.

We have offices in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Roma.

Appointments are also available in Warwick, Stanthorpe, Dalby, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Miles, St George and other parts of South West Queensland.  Contact TASC to see if we can offer you a face-to-face, phone or video (Zoom/ Facetime) appointment.

TASC started off in 1982 with a mission of “social justice for all”.

Now, we are funded by State and Federal governments to make sure that people who are facing disadvantage have access to legal and advocacy services.  In particular we support people who are on lower incomes or who are in vulnerable circumstances.

Our goals are to make sure you have the same access to justice as anyone else and to work with you towards a positive outcome.

 

Want to find out more about TASC?

Read our 2019-20 Annual Report, published in October 2020.  It describes the services we deliver and our outcomes over the financial year July 2019 to June 2020.  A big thanks to The Creative Collective, a local Queensland company, for the beautiful report design!

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Who Do We Assist?

TASC is funded by government to provide services to people facing disadvantage and in vulnerable circumstances.  In particular we support people who are financially disadvantaged or on a low income, like Centrelink income support.

We also deliver specialist services that assist:

  • senior members of the community (non-Indigenous people aged over 60 years and people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds aged over 50 years)
  • people with a disability
  • people with mental illness
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence.

TASC’s services are subject to eligibility criteria and a conflict of interest check). 

Contact TASC

 

At TASC, we’re here to help you.  You don’t need a referral to make an appointment.  Just contact our team with any questions or to find out more about our services.

Phone (07) 4616 9700 or 1300 008 272

Email reception@tascnational.org.au

 

Thank You To TASC

“I loved the way she handled my case.  She is the best. Thank you and all the best to you and TASC.  Keep up the good work”.

Person supported by TASC’s Legal Services in 2020

Legal Services

 

TASC operates three not-for-profit legal services: the Toowoomba Community Legal Centre, the Ipswich Community Legal Centre and the Roma Community Legal Centre.

If you are looking for free legal advice, information and referrals near you, contact TASC.  Our qualified solicitors offer expert advice in areas including:

Family law

Domestic and family violence

Civil law including consumer law

Criminal law

Mental health law

We also provide services for Duty Lawyer representation in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court, Ipswich Magistrates Court and Roma Magistrates Court, and Mental Health Review Tribunal representation.

TASC runs free legal advice clinics and phone hotlines including the reachOUT Men’s Legal Clinic (every Tuesday and Thursday).

If you live in Warwick, Chinchilla, Stanthorpe, Goondiwindi, Miles, St George, Dalby, Texas, Quilpie, Charleville, Cunnamulla and need free legal advice you can see one of our lawyers by appointment.  Face-to-face, phone or video options are available in different locations.

Social Justice Services

 

Advocacy is speaking up and making sure your voice is heard so you can address a concern or solve a problem.

The Social Justice team includes advocates, social workers and solicitors who are here to help you safely raise concerns and that you understand your rights.

  For people with disability and people with mental illness, our advocates can assist in helping you steer your way through the services you currently access and making sure they meet your needs.  Our focus is on protecting, promoting and defending your rights

We also deliver specialist services that are available no matter what your income level is. For example:

  If you are a senior person and you are experiencing elder abuse or financial mistreatment, contact us.  We may be able to help you withfree legal advice and social work support.

  • The Seniors Legal and Support Service is a government-funded service for anyone aged over 60 years, and any First Nations person aged over 50 years, who is affected by or concerned about abuse. It is not means-tested.

 Anyone who is living in a rental property in Queensland can get free advice from the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (called QSTARS) on issues like bond returns and evictions.  

  • QSTARS is managed by Tenants Queensland and TASC is one of the partner organisations that delivers it.   We can help you with advice and assistance to understand your tenancy rights and responsibilities, as well as advocacy to your real estate agent or landlord.

Do you have feedback or suggestions for TASC, or would you like to make a complaint?

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