TASC Legal and Social Justice Services

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.

To book an appointment with the TASC Team, call us on (07) 4616 9700, or visit us at one of our three offices (in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Roma).

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

Whether you come to us because you are experiencing domestic and family violence or abuse or discrimination, going through a divorce, having a dispute with your neighbour, or facing a potential eviction from your rental property, TASC is here to help you solve 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, TASC is 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 ensure people who are experiencing 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 goal is to make sure you have the same access to justice as anyone else and to work with you towards a positive outcome.

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Who Do We Assist?

TASC is funded by government to provide services to people facing disadvantage and in vulnerable circumstances, including people who are financially disadvantaged or on a low income.

We 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. For example:

  Senior Australians who are experiencing elder abuse or financial mistreatment can benefit from our free 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 with advice and assistance to understand your tenancy rights and responsibilities, and advocacy to your real estate agent or landlord.

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

LATEST NEWS

Toowoomba Office closed for appointments 23 – 30 Nov

Toowoomba Office closed for appointments 23 – 30 Nov

Important notice for clients and visitors to TASC’s Toowoomba office TASC’s Toowoomba office (at 223 Hume Street, Toowoomba) will be closed to clients and visitors between 23 and 30 November. Our lawyers, advocates and social workers will continue to hold appointments...

TASC’s 2019-20 Annual Report is out!

TASC’s 2019-20 Annual Report is out!

TASC’s legal services assist people who might not
otherwise have access to this support … People who come to TASC for assistance gain
access to lawyers, advocates and social workers
whose work addresses their immediate and
ongoing needs. We assist individuals and
families and act on their behalf to promote and
protect their legal and human rights.

TASC joins campaign for Australian Charter of Human Rights

TASC joins campaign for Australian Charter of Human Rights

TASC Legal and Social Justice Services has endorsed the campaign to create an Australian Charter of Human Rights.  This article by two our of team members, Chloe Blaney and Lachlan Naolu, sets out some of the reasons why we have done this. Did you know Australia is...

An AGM with a difference

An AGM with a difference

TASC held our 2020 Annual General Meeting on 22 September 2020 at Toowoomba Hospital.  Thank you to TASC Board Director Alison Kennedy (CEO, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation) and Queensland Health for generous use of the venue. With attendance limited by COVID-19 safety...

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