1300 LINKUP (or 1300 546 587)
Services and financial assistance for victims of crime in Queensland.
Police, fire brigade, ambulance for emergencies.
Non-urgent police reports and information about police.
1800 333 000
Anonymous reporting of crime.
Provides legal representation to people who fit their criteria. Their website provides information their services and how to access them.
37 Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba
Telephone: 07 3392 3177
Free call: 1800 442 450
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Areas of advice: Domestic and family law
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ Inc
Suite 12, St James Place
155 Denham Street, Townsville
Telephone: 07 4721 6007
Free call: 1800 082 600
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
DVconnect provides free help for women, men, children and pets affected by domestic and family violence across Queensland.
Dvconnect womensline Free call 1800 811 811
Dvconnect mensline Free call 1800 600 636
Services to assist men aged 16 years and over who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault.
Telephone: 1300 114 397
Services for children and young people aged 3-17 years who are victims or witnesses within the criminal justice system.
Telephone: 1800 090 111
Advocacy services for people with disability in Queensland.
SUFY is an independent individual advocacy organization.
QPPD provides family and systems social advocacy to parents who have a son or daughter with a disability.
Is for people with disability, with people with disability, by people with disability, for citizenship and social justice.
Citizen Advocacy is all about people with a disability getting a fair go in our society
Provides individual advocacy to people with a disability.
Capricorn Citizen Advocacy – Rockhampton
Telephone: (07) 49 220 299
Gold Coast Advocacy Group – Southport
Telephone: (07) 55 640 355
Regional Disability Advocacy – Toowoomba
Telephone: (07) 46 169 700
Telephone: (07) 49 578 710
North West Advocacy – Mt Isa
Telephone: (07) 47 490 022
Telephone: (07) 33 949 304
People with Disability Australia
PWD is based in Sydney and host the National Abuse and Neglect Hotline and the Complaints Resolution and Referral Service
Complaints resolution and referral service
WWDA have undertaken many important and informative research projects that focus on the needs of women with a disability
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Has been at the forefront of justice issues for people with intellectual disability for over a decade in New South Wales and they have an extensive range of information for lawyers and the general public that you can assess. They provided support to people in New South Wales who are going through the justice system. On their website you will find a range of information and research project which inform their practice
Healthy Start is funded to support parents with learning disabilities and works with University of Sydney and the Parenting Research Centre
Website for parents with disabilities, providing information, support and resources. Includes the Parent Empowerment Network, an e-mail community of parents with disabilities, people with disabilities who hope someday to become parents, and (where applicable) nondisabled partners of parents with disabilities
Professor Dick Sobsey
Dick Sobsey is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. He is the Director of the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and of the JP Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. He has worked with people with mental and physical disabilities since 1968 and is the father of young adult with severe and multiple disabilities. www.ualberta.ca/~initativ/Dick_Sobsey.html
Susan is recognized in Australia as an international expert in the field of people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system both as victims and offenders. She has written widely in the area and has developed the Hasi – a tool which can be used as a predictive test on the likely presence of an intellectual disability. It has been used by legal aid and in New South Wales by police and in the criminal justice system.