If you have concerns about your legal rights and responsibilities, we are able to provide support. If we are unable to provide an answer we can put you in touch with someone who will.
Some of the common issues that students may face include:
- issues with residential tenancy agreements and/or issues with landlords/leases
- traffic offences and disqualified licences
- experiencing violence in a relationship
- accused of breaking the law or charged with a crime
- unfair treatment or discrimination
- consumer issues, blacklisting or struggling with debt collectors.
If you find yourself facing any of these situations, make an appointment with a Student Wellness Advisor tel: 07 4631 2372 or book online via access.
Legal consultation and advice
The Advocacy and Support Centre (TASC) fortnightly drop in legal consultation clinics will be conducted between 9am - 11am at the Springfield Campus, Building B, Room B134 on the following dates 21st February, 7th March, 21st March, 4th April and 18th April 2019. If you cannot make it onto campus, you can call them on (07) 4631 2742 between 9am - 11am on these dates when the drop in sessions are taking place.
Outside of these dates and times you are encouraged to contact TASC on (07) 4616 9700 (Toowoomba) or (07) 3812 7000 (Ipswich), should you require legal advice.
TASC offers free legal, advocacy and social services and information to people who are at risk, people who have a disability, people who have mental illness, and people who might not otherwise have a voice in our community
If you require legal advice, contact your local Community Legal Centre. Visit the National Association of Community Legal Centres to find one in your area.
Depending on your circumstances, you can also contact Legal Aid Queensland for free legal advice.
If you are looking for advocacy for issues like appealing a grade or you need advice about your rights as a student, the USQ Student Guild has trained Member Services Officers who can assist you.
Justice of the Peace (JP) services
Justices of the Peace are available each Wednesday from 12.00pm-2.00pm to certify copies of original documents or witness documents. A JP can be found on:
- USQ Toowoomba - R Block near Bounce Café
- USQ Springfield - Building B atrium
No appointments are necessary; however please ensure you bring proof of identification with you.