The National Tax Clinic program is a government-funded initiative to help people who may not be able to afford professional advice and representation with their tax affairs.
This program is available to eligible individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and charities.
We support this initiative but the tax clinics operate independently from us. Universities across Australia have been funded to run the program which means there are tax clinics in every state and territory.
Sessions are offered via phone or web conferencing, as well as face-to-face in some locations. Students studying tax-related courses provide free tax advice and support under the supervision of qualified clinic managers.
The following universities run tax clinics. Check the website of the clinic nearest you for eligibility criteria and contact information.
Australian Capital Territory
- University of Canberra Tax ClinicExternal Link
- Australian National University Tax ClinicExternal Link (self-funded)
New South Wales
- University of New South Wales Tax ClinicExternal Link
- University of Newcastle Tax ClinicExternal Link
- Western Sydney University Tax ClinicExternal Link
ATO Tax Help program
Through our free Tax Help program, we help eligible individuals lodge their tax returns.
The program runs from July to October each year. There are Tax Help locations in all capital cities and in many regional areas.The National Tax Clinic program is a government-funded initiative to help eligible individuals and organisations who can't afford professional advice with their tax affairs for free.