Hobart Community Legal Service


HCLS provides a range of legal information and advice services to assist and foster community awareness of the law throughout Tasmania and to provide free legal information, advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania.

HCLS administer the Tasmanian Law Handbook a free resource for people interested in the law, for anyone who is looking for information about an issue, and as a teaching and learning resource for teachers and students. Topics covered include crime, family law and consumer law.

Additionally, the HCLS website contains a number of free information brochures including ‘Dealing with Debt’, the ‘Magistrates Court (Youth Justices Division)’ and ‘Dealing with Centrelink’. The brochures are available here

Services provided in southern Tasmania from our locations are:

Hobart Office

166 Macquarie St, Hobart
Ph: 6223 2500

Free Evening Legal Information Service
Monday & Wednesday evenings 6.00pm
By appointment only
Phone 6223 2500

Child Support (for Carer Parents)
9.00am – 3:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday
An appointment is required

Family Law
9.00am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am -1pm Friday
Telephone 03 6223 2500

Welfare Rights Advocacy Service
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 1.00pm Friday
An appointment is required

Generalist Service
Includes Industrial Relations (Fairwork), Consumer Credit and minor Criminal Matters
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm Friday
An appointment is required

Duty Lawyer Scheme
Magistrates Court, Liverpool Street, Hobart
Weekdays only.

Residential Tenancy Lease Agreements and Condition Reports  
Hobart office stocks pro-forma residential tenancy lease agreements and condition reports for sale. Cost is as follows:
Lease Agreement: $7.60
Condition Report: $8.40

Community Legal Education
Speakers, workshops, training, brochures, booklets

Bridgewater Office

Free General Legal Information and Advice
9:30am-2:00pm Tuesday to Friday
Cove Hill Shopping Centre, Bridgewater
Ph: 6263 4755

Prisoner Assistance
For legal issues arising whilst in prison.

Sorell Outreach

Free legal advice Mondays
By appointment only
CWA Room
Sorell Community Hall
Cole Street
Sorell TAS 7172
Ph: 6223 2500 for appointments

Huonville Outreach

Free legal advice every 3rd Friday of the month.
By appointment only
Community Centre
9 Sale Street
Huonville TAS 7109
Ph: 6223 2500 for appointments


03 6223 2500


166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania.