Hobart Community Legal Service

The Hobart Community Legal Service (HCLS) is a community organisation whose aims are to foster community awareness of the law, to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public, and to provide free legal information, advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

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Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Magistrates Court of Tasmania

The Magistrates’ Court is the busiest court in Tasmania, handling over 30,000 cases each year. The Court has 15 magistrates and 50 administrative staff who are based in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie as well as specially trained and approved Justices of the Peace conducting out-of-hours courts. Magistrates sit in the various Divisions of the Court in the following locations

Organisation Address: 23 - 25 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 03 616 57136

Web Address: http://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/


Commonwealth Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Ombudsman deals with complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and agencies, and is also the Ombudsman for: Private Health Insurance Overseas Students VET Student Loans the Defence Force Immigration Law Enforcement the Postal Industry the Australian Capital Territory Norfolk Island The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also responsible for: oversight of the Commonwealth Public Interest Disclosure scheme inspection and monitoring of controlled operations and surveillance devices

Which Court?

The vast majority of criminal matters in Tasmania are dealt with in the Magistrates Court. Matters dealt with in the Magistrates Court range from speeding offences to crimes of dishonesty such as aggravated burglary and stealing where the property involved is less than $5000. Some matters cannot be heard in the Magistrate Court, whilst some matters afford the defendant the

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/the-criminal-justice-system/aspects-of-crime-and-punishment/which-court/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc