Ph. 1300 650 143
You can call to get legal information over the phone, or make an appointment to get legal advice in person or over the phone.
Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit – Ph. 07 3238 3425
Legal Aid Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service provides court-based support at the Brisbane Magistrates Court as well as assistance to complete domestic violence protection orders applications.
Phone (07) 3238 3562 for court support or (07) 3247 5437 for the application assistance program.
List of current state-wide domestic and family violence funded services available here, including Regional services
Community Legal Services
The Advocacy and Support Centre
Shop 3, The Chronicle Arcade
191 Margaret St, Toowoomba
Telephone: 07 4616 9700
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4.30 pm, Friday 9am – 4pm
Areas of advice: All. General legal advice and assistance, by appointment each day and Monday evening. Telephone advice is available by appointment. Rural Women’s Outreach Legal Service. Clinics on six week rotation to SW Queensland. Videolink advice by appointment to neighbourhood network centres at Charleville, Tara, St George, Goondiwindi.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
Human Rights Telephone Legal Advice Service for people with an intellectual, cognitive or psychiatric disability.
Ph. 3844 4200, or click here for more information.
Women’s Legal Service (QLD)
387 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Entry on the corner of Ponsonby Street.
Telephone: 07 3392 0670
Free call: 1800 677 278
Hours of operation: Office hours: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Phone service: Monday to Friday 9 am – 1 pm. Mon, Wed and Thurs 6 pm – 8 pm.
Areas of advice: Family law Statewide service run by women for women.
Youth Advocacy Centre
52 Inwood Street, Wooloowin
Telephone: 07 3857 1155
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, Closed 1 – 2 pm.
Areas of advice: Advice for young people between ages 10-17. YAC is a legal and welfare agency for young people under the age of 17 years, who live in or around Brisbane and on a limited basis to young people outside Brisbane by telephone.
Bayside Community Legal Centre
29 Loraine Street, Capalaba
Telephone: 07 3206 2724
Hours of operation: Monday evenings and Monday and Thursday daytime. All by appointment.
Areas of advice: All areas. Referral and advice by volunteer solicitors. Monday nights by appointment. Daytime Monday and Thursday by appointment.
Caxton Legal Centre Inc
28 Heal St, New Farm
Telephone: 07 3254 1811
Hours of operation: Office hours: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Evening
Advice hours: Mon, Tues and Thurs, 6pm – 7.30 pm, no appointment necessary.
Areas of advice: Most except immigration, taxation, complex commercial matters, native title and personal injury. Provides free generalist legal advice, assistance and referrals for clients with low incomes or who face other access to justice issues. Emphasis on self help, empowerment and education. Operates specialist programs including a child support service and a program for older people experiencing, or at risk from, family violence (non spousal).
Nundah Community Support Group Inc
14 Station Street, Nundah
Telephone: 07 3260 6820
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9.30am – 2.45pm (except close Wednesday 12.30pm) by appointment, Wednesday evenings drop in legal advice, information and referral service 6.15pm.
Areas of advice: Generalist.
Peninsula Community Legal Service (Qld)
4 McNaughton St, Redcliffe
Telephone: 07 3883 4834
Hours of operation: Advice: First, second, third and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month, 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Areas of advice: General advice and information. A legal document assistance program is available for people on limited incomes. By appointment only.
Pine Rivers Community Legal Service
730 Gympie Road, Lawnton
Telephone: 07 3205 2955
Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday by appointment, Thursday evening drop in service 5.45pm – 7.30pm.
Areas of advice: General legal advice and information with emphasis on family law. Free and confidential general legal advice service provided within the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre. Paralegal assistance with completion of legal forms (especially Family Court forms).
Suite 12, St James Place
155 Denham Street, Townsville
Telephone: 07 4721 6007
Free call: 1800 082 600 or 07 4721 6007
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4.30 pm
Areas of advice: Child protection, family law, family violence, discrimination and related women’s issues.
Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc
Level 1, Main Street Arcade
85 Lake St, Cairns
Telephone: 07 4031 7688
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm.
Areas of advice: Family, civil, criminal. The Cairns Community Legal Centre is a generalist legal service providing legal advice, information and referrals in the areas of family, civil and criminal law to people living in far North Queensland (North of Cardwell).
Care Goondiwindi Association Inc
52 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi
Telephone: 07 4670 0700
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4. 30 pm Saturday 9am -12pm
Areas of advice: Advocacy, pro bono, Rural Women’s Outreach Legal Solicitor, video conferencing, family law and legal.
Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc
Suite 5, 67 East St, Rockhampton
Telephone: 07 4922 1200
Free call: 1800 155 121
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Areas of advice: Civil law. Services the Central Queensland region to Longreach. Provides free generalist legal advice, community legal education work and has a victims of crime advocate.
Disability Discrimination Legal Service
Level 1, Main St Arcade
85 Lake Street, Cairns
Telephone: 1800 650 197
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm
Areas of advice: Disability discrimination. The Disability Discrimination Legal Service (DDLS) is part of the Cairns Comunity Legal Centre and is a specialist service, which provides legal advice, information and referrals to people with disabilities who have been discriminated against because of their disability. The DDLS is available to such people in the area of North Queensland (north of Mackay).
Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre Inc
Suite 4, City Court Arcade
80 Victoria St, Mackay
Telephone: 07 4953 1211
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm. Closed to the public on Fridays.
Areas of advice: Generalist. Legal advice evening appointments available 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please phone for appointment or more information.
North Queensland Womens Legal Service Inc (Cairns office)
204 McLeod St, Cairns
Telephone: 07 4041 0066
Free call: 1800 244 504
Hours of operation: Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm. Advice line: Tuesday to Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm.
Areas of advice: Family law, domestic violence
North Queensland Womens Legal Service Inc (Townsville office)
Level 3, 42 Sturt Street, Townsville
Telephone: 07 4772 5400
Free call: 1800 244 504
Hours of operation: Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm. Advice line: Tues – Thurs, 9 am – 1 pm
Areas of advice: Family law, domestic violence, defacto property, discrimination.
Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
Far North Queensland – 59 McLeod St, Cairns, Qld 4870, Ph. 4030 0400
North Queensland – Level 1, 62 Walker St, Townsville, Qld 4810, Ph. 4724 3666
Central Queensland – Suite 6, 6 East St, Rockhampton, Qld 4700, Ph. 4922 4557
Gulf and West Queensland – 19 Isa St, Mount Isa, Qld 4825, Ph. 4749 5944