Legal Advice


Aged and Disability Advocacy

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia), formerly known as Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Inc (QADA), is a not-for-profit, independent, community-based advocacy and education service, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments. ADA Australia assists older people and people with disabilities to understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities, as well as resolve their aged care and community care issues (in both home and residential aged care settings), through free and confidential information, education and client directed advocacy support. ADA Australia also provides a guardianship advocacy service to support adults whose capacity is in question with guardianship and administration matters, including support before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

Referral: Self Referral - Please phone for an appointment
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: 1800 818 338
Website: www.adaaustralia.com.au
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Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS)


Tenancy Services

Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) - State-wide Service.
The Residential Tenancies Authority is a state government statutory body that makes a positive difference to Queensland's residential rental sector. The RTA provides tenancy information, bond management, dispute resolution, investigation, policy and education services.
Phone: 1300 366 311
Website:
www.rta.qld.gov.au

Tenant's Queensland - State-wide Service
Tenants Queensland (formerly Tenants’ Union of Queensland) is a specialist statewide community legal service for tenancy law matters and provides a free tenancy law advice service for residential tenants.
Phone: 1300 744 263
Website: www.tuq.org.au



The Advocacy and Support Centre (TASC)

Provides free legal and advocacy support including disability advocacy to people living in Toowoomba and the South-West region of Queensland.
The services DAS and SLASS all come under the same banner of TASC.
Referral: Self Referral - Please phone or drop in to the centre
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact: Ph. (07) 4616 9700
Address: 223 Hume Street / PO Box 594, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: www.tascinc.org.au
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Legal Aid Queensland

Provides legal advice to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders.
Referral: Referral Only
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: 1300 65 11 88 - Legal information and referral only,
or alternatively phone the Toowoomba office on (07) 4155 7200.
Address: 1st Floor, 154 Hume Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Home
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service

Provides legal advice, support and counselling to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Provides representation in Criminal, Civil and Family Law
Referral: Self Referral - Please phone or drop into the centre
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact: (07) 4659 7822 or 1800 012 255 (FREECALL, 24 hrs 7 days a week)
Address: 8 Union Street (Cnr Annand and Union St), Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: www.atsils.com.au
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Carers Queensland

Provides education, support, advocacy, training and counselling to carers (including free counselling to the public)in Queensland.
Referral: Self Referral - Phone or drop into the centre.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: 1800 242 636
Address: 907 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: www.carersqld.asn.au
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Disability Advocacy Service (DAS)

Provides a free advocacy service to those with a disability in Toowoomba and the South West Queensland. Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to, housing issues, complaints about disability services (government and non-government), transport rights and discrimination.
Referral: Agency or self referral - Phone or drop into the centre.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact: (07) 4616 9700
Address: 223 Hume Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: www.tascinc.org.au/advocacy/disability-advocacy-service
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Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre

The Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre offers a community lunch, fruit and vegetable packages at $15.00, craft groups, chronic pain education (referral only, no support onsite anymore) and support group, information and referral and a community development worker.
17D Coonan Street, Harlaxton, QLD 4350
Contact: (07) 4639 2868
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Harlaxton-Neighbourhood-Centre-268564673248685/
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Heights Community Centre

The Heights Community Centre can assist with a variety of services including a free computer room; free bread/bakery items when available; fruit and vegetables when available from the garden or donated; African community garden; Indigenous art lessons and art gallery.
16 Wine Drive, Wilsonton Heights, QLD 4350
Contact: (07) 4634 7672
Website: https://heightscommunitycentre.wordpress.com/

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