Up to the point of going to press, we have not managed to find a comprehensive guide on how to live within the law as an itinerant, particularly one who moves from state to state to follow work or house-sitting opportunities.
- Where do you register and insure your car if you are moving state to state?
- How do you get your mail if you have no-one to redirect it for you?
- How do you get Centrelink to recognise that you are mobile?
- How do you stay on top of electoral roll issues?
There are legal services for homeless people, but have any of them compiled the information in one place? I have yet to find that resource. It seems you have to get into trouble first before you can use their services.
Perhaps this would be a good project for a law student?
Free legal services
In the meantime, if you have specific legal issues, here are some legal services that might help you for free.
|State||Legal service||More about them|
|Victoria||Justice Connect||Homeless law|
|QLD||Homeless Persons Legal Clinic||LawRight, Homeless or at risk of homelessness|
|NSW||Homeless Person’s Legal Service||Public Interest Advocacy Centre|
|SA||Housing Legal Clinic||Welfare Rights Centre|
|ACT||Street Law Service||Canberra Community Law|
|WA||Homeless Persons’ Free Legal Advice Clinic – Street Law Centre||Street Law Centre is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia|
|WA||Homelessness Legal Service – Darwin Community Legal Service||The Homelessness Legal Service assists people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless|
|National||National Association of Community Legal Centres||You can find local legal help through this group. They list independent, not-for-profit community organisations providing legal services to the public|
Help us find the information we need