TASC National Limited was established in 1982 as the Toowoomba Community Legal Service to provide legal assistance to the vulnerable and marginalised members of our Toowoomba community. Expanding to include Advocacy Services, we became The Advocacy and Support Centre Inc. With offices also now in Ipswich and Roma, TASC has grown from an incorporated association to a Company Limited by Guarantee, and we are now Queensland’s largest regional Community Legal Centre.
TASC is a federally and state-funded not for profit organisation that provides a truly holistic approach to client service delivery. We are known for our innovative delivery of generalist and specialist legal and advocacy services, and our commitment to regional service
TASC is accredited by the National Association of Community Legal Centres for its Legal Services and the Department of Communities, Child Safety, and Disability Services Human Services Quality Standards for its Advocacy Services.
In 2017/18 TASC established the TASC Psychology and Counselling Service. TASC’s Psychology and Counselling Service is self-funded and supports rural and regional communities. The service is based in Toowoomba and Roma with outreach services. Psychology and Counselling are complementary to the Legal and Advocacy work TASC does and benefits our broader work in these communities.
In 2017-2018 TASC also expanded its Advocacy Services to incorporate the Coordination of Supports Program operating and funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This Program supports the right of the individual to exercise choice and control over how and when personal supports, funded by the Insurance Scheme, are acquired and delivered.