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!
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).
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
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
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:
Domestic and family violence
Civil law including consumer 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?
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 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...
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...
TASC is pleased to announce that we are one of 50 organisations nationally who have received extra government funding to support people with disability to connect with the Disability Royal Commission. Terri-Ann Dwyer, the Manager of Social Justice Services with TASC,...
TASC National Limited will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 22 September 2020. The 2019-2020 Annual Report will be presented at the meeting and Board Membership will be confirmed. Given the COVID-19 situation, attendance will be by invitation and we...
It’s Queensland Seniors Week! This is a time when we celebrate the achievements, talents and contributions of senior people in our community. The TASC team is paying tribute to people who touch our lives in different ways: family, friends, people we support in the...