UNSW Tax Clinic - Apply for an Appointment

About Us

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Tax Clinic is a free and confidential tax advice and advocacy service. The mission of the Tax Clinic is to improve access to tax justice for marginalised members of the community by providing tax advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and small businesses through community education, and removing systemic injustice by advocating for tax reform.

Run by student volunteers under the supervision of registered tax agents, we give free tax advice to unrepresented individuals and small businesses in dispute with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) at our outreach services. Our outreach services are in the Sydney CBD and the Eastern Suburbs.

We also host tax education and information sessions to benefit the wider community.

What we help with and are you eligible for the service

How can the UNSW Tax Clinic help?

    We may be able to assist you in relation to your prior year returns when:
  • You need some advice regarding a tax matter
  • You are uncertain of how to respond to a notice from the Australian Tax Office
  • You require assistance with your tax affairs such as:
      • Meeting reporting or filing requirements
      • Applying for remissions of penalties
      • Negotiating a payment plan with the Australian Tax Office or
      • Assistance with computing tax liability.
  • You are dissatisfied with an assessment and want to know your rights as a taxpayer.

If you are experiencing any of the issues above or want to know if we can assist you on another taxation matter, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for an appointment online today.

Am I eligible?

  • Are you experiencing issues with the ATO in relation to prior year returns?
  • Would you otherwise not have access to tax advice and support?

Help recovering from bushfires

UNSW Tax Clinic is ready to help people affected by the bushfires. If you or anyone you know needs tax advice and support in New South Wales as a result of the current bushfire crisis, please get in touch with us. UNSW Tax Clinic provides free, independent and confidential tax advice and support. We have outreach locations across Sydney and also offer phone appointments depending on your circumstances and location.

Am I eligible?

Our tax advice and representation services are often in high demand, so we give priority to people who need our help the most.

  • Are you a resident of New South Wales and unable to afford tax advice and support?
  • If so, have you been significantly affected by the bushfires and/or are you a volunteer helping with the bushfire efforts (including volunteer firefighters, bushfire volunteers, bushfire emergency support workers, bushfire emergency service supporters) and need tax advice?
Book an appointment/contact us

Step 1: Check if you are eligible. If you are eligible, complete the online application form. Ensure you provide all your contact details. Once you’ve submitted your application form, you will see a message on the screen confirming your application has been received.

Step 2: Our staff will contact you to discuss your application and book your appointment. We will also send you a reminder of your appointment via your preferred contact method.

Step 3: Attend your Advice Session. Please remember to bring all relevant documents with you to your appointment. As a teaching clinic, you will first talk to a student volunteer about your personal details and your tax issues. The student will then consult with the supervising tax agent, and then return with the tax agent who will give you tax advice.

Book an appointment

If you would like to speak with a clinic team member, please phone: 02 9385 8041.



The UNSW Tax Clinic is run by a registered tax agent, who provides tax agent services and supervises UNSW students on a placement with the Clinic. Students on a placement with the UNSW Tax Clinic are not authorised to give advice, or to provide a tax agent service. The only person at the UNSW Tax Clinic who is authorised to give advice (as part of a tax agent service) is the Clinic Supervisor, who is a registered tax agent. The Supervisor is not authorised to, and will not, provide legal advice.

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