Queensland Statewide Services
Ph. 1300 651 188
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) 3917 0590
Legal Aid Queensland’s Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service provides court-based support at the Brisbane Magistrates Court. They also provide an Application Assistance Program on Mondays and Fridays (9am-1pm, drop-in service ONLY) from the Brisbane Magistrates Court (Level 6) to assist in understanding and preparing domestic violence order applications.
Phone (07) 3917 0590 to get more information about court support, application assistance, or discuss safety planning and referrals.
Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
QIFVLS is a free legal service, for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people, affected by family violence and/ or sexual assault in Queensland.
Brisbane – 201 Wickham Tce., Spring Hill, QLD Ph: (07) 38396587
Far North Queensland – Level 1, 101-111 Spence St., Cairns QLD Ph: (07) 40457500
North Queensland – Level 2, 61-73 Sturt St., Townsville, QLD Ph: (07) 4721 0600
Central Queensland – Level 2A, 130 Victoria Pde. Rockhampton QLD Ph: (07) 4922 4557
Gulf and West Queensland – 19 Isa St, Mount Isa, QLD Ph. (07) 4749 5944
Women’s Legal Service (QLD)
Office Address: 387 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Entry on the corner of Ponsonby Street.
Telephone: (07) 3392 0644 (Office only)
Statewide Advice Line – Free call. Ph: 1800 957 957 – Mon – Friday 9am – 4.30pm
Rural Regional Advice Phone Line – Free Call. Ph: 1800 457 117 – Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm.
Areas of advice: Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLS) provides free legal and social work help with domestic violence, complex family law and sexual assault notes counselling privilege matters to women and people who live and identify as women in Queensland. Priority is given to women with safety risks and those experiencing multiple forms of disadvantage.
Basic Rights Queensland (BRQ) is a specialist community legal centre, providing free advice, advocacy and legal services state-wide by telephone. Our committed staff, volunteers and students assist vulnerable people in matters relating to social security, disability discrimination and women’s employment issues.
Social Security and Disability Discrimination telephone advice line:
Ph: (07) 3847 5532 or 1800 358 511
Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 4:30pm | Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Women’s Employment Issues telephone advice:
Ph: 1800 621 458
Monday and Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm | Friday 9am – 4pm
The Discrimination and Human Rights Legal Service – Cairns Community Legal Centre
Address: 2nd Floor, Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton Street Cairns
Phone: 1800 062 608 | (07) 4031 7688; Website: Cairns Disability Discrimination Legal Service / 1800 062 608 (cclc.org.au); Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm
The D&HRLS is a legal service for people who have been treated unfairly or discriminated against because of their disability, age, family responsibilities, gender identity, race, relationship status, religious beliefs, sexuality; or association to someone of a particular attribute. Additionally, any work in relation to the recently passed Human Rights Act (Qld). The D&HRLS provides legal advice to disadvantaged people in the community throughout Queensland. Where necessary, telephone advice may also be provided.
Queensland Community Legal Centres List – click here:
Community Legal Centres – Community Legal Centres Queensland (communitylegalqld.org.au)
Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Services List, including Regional services – click here:
Department of Communities Queensland
The Advocacy and Support Centre (TASC)
Phone: (07) 4616 9700
TASC National provides legal and advocacy services In Toowoomba, Ipswich, Roma, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Goondiwindi and greater south-west region. They also have an attached psychology and Counselling service. And also have a Coordination of Supports program funded under the NDIS.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
Postal/street address: Level 2, South Central, 43 Peel Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582 Email: email@example.com
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based, individual, systemic and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland, Australia. Services include individual legal advocacy in support of persons whose disability is at the centre of their legal issue. This may include – NDIS Appeals Support; Justice Support; the Human Rights Legal Service, the Mental Health Legal Service; and the Disability Royal Commission.
ADA Law assists people living with cognitive impairments, or questioned capacity, when a person wants to review, change, or revoke: QCAT appointed decision makers; Enduring Powers of Attorney; Advance Health Directives. ADA Law can also assist with support to work with their existing decision makers, a person is appearing at MHRT hearings for ECT applications; Forensic Order Reviews; (or Treatment Authorities under 18 years of age); are referred by Legal Aid Queensland or are Living in aged care and experiencing elder abuse, either by a family member, service provider, or attorney.
Address: Level 4, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane QLD.
Ph: (07) 33561002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.yac.net.au Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
YAC provides legal services, youth support and family support assistance and services to young people generally aged 10 to 18 years (inclusive) who live in or around the greater Brisbane region, particularly those who are involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the youth justice and/or the child protection systems; and/or are homeless or at risk of homelessness (up to 25). We provide more limited support to those under 10 and over 18 years of age; and to young people outside of Brisbane via telephone, website and publications.
Bayside Community Legal Centre
Address: Wynnum Community Centre – 1st Floor 105 Florence Street, Wynnum
Phone: (07) 3162 3282 Email: email@example.com
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.
Address: 1 Manning Street, South Brisbane Qld 4101
It is an independent community organisation providing free legal advice, social work services, information and referrals. Areas of advice: Financial protections service, Bail Support Program, Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service, Human Rights and Civil Law Practice, family law and Domestic family Violence Practice, Seniors Legal and Support service, Employment Law, Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service, Consumer Credit Law, Coronial Legal Service, Social work support.
Brisbane Northside Community Legal Service
Telephone: (07) 3260 6820; Website: Legal Service – Northside Connect
Address: 14 Station Street, Nundah.
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 9am-4:30pm. Wednesday evenings drop in legal advice, information and referral service. Doors open at 5.30pm. (Currently been done by phone due to Covid)
Areas of advice: Family Law and Domestic Violence matters; Civil disputes; Criminal matters; Neighbourhood issues; Elder law; Employment.
Pine Rivers Community Legal Service
Address: Day appointments: Held at the Legal Office: 4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine; Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 4.30pm or Thursday nights – walk-in service – 5.45pm – 7.30pm; No appointment required.
Telephone: (07) 3881 3500
Website: Pine Rivers Community Legal Service: Get help now – Encircle
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).
Outreach Services – Phone 3881 3500 to make an appointment at any of the locations below.
- DECEPTION BAY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 24 Endeavour Street DB: Mondays
- CABOOLTURE, The Hub – 1st Floor, 4 Haskins Street, Caboolture: Wednesdays and Thursdays
- REDCLIFFE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 1 Lamington Drive, Redcliffe: Fridays
- KALLANGUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – Marsden Avenue Kallangur: Fridays
- BRIBIE ISLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE once a month on a Thursday
- STRATHPINE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP CENTRE, Strathpine: Tuesdays
- STRATHPINE: 4A/481 Gympie Road Strathpine: Monday-Friday Evening Walk-in service – no appointment needed, every Thursday at Strathpine 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Duty lawyer – Based at Pine Rivers Magistrates Court, For Domestic and Family Violence matters, and for Child Protection matters.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ Inc
Address: Level 3, 42 Sturt Street, Townsville QLD.
Phone: 1800 082 600 or (07) 4721 6007
Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4.30 pm
Outreach: Palm Island, Charters Towers. Areas of advice: Child protection, family law, domestic and family violence, child support, discrimination, victims assistance, and related women’s issues.
Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc
Address: 2nd Floor, Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton Street
Phone: (07) 4031 7688 or 1800 062 608
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).
Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc
Address: 240 Quay Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Phone: (07) 4922 1200 or 1800 155 121; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Central Queensland Community Legal Centre – Central Queensland Community Legal Centre (cqclc.org.au)
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm. Outreach – Biloela, Emerald, Longreach. Areas of advice: Civil law. Provides free generalist legal advice, community legal education work and covers Consumer / Debt, Victim of crime, Prison, Discrimination and human rights, Disputes, Domestic & family violence, Employment, Environment, Family law, Mental health, Refugee & Immigration, Tenancy, Wills and estates.
Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre Inc
Address: Suite 9 The Dome, 134 Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4953 1211; Email: email@example.com
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm.
Outreach areas include Bowen, Cannonvale, Prosperpine, Moranbah, Sarina.
The Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre Inc. provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referrals and ongoing assistance to financially disadvantaged people primarily in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions. MRCLC also provides presentations on various legal topics to organisations and members of the community throughout these areas. Areas of advice: Generalist – Residential tenancy (QSTARS program), elder abuse (EAPSS program), family law, domestic violence, consumer protection, debt, neighbourhood disputes (including about trees, fences and noise) and employment. Please phone for appointment or more information.
North Queensland Women’s Legal Service Inc (Cairns office)
Address: Suite 1, Level 2, 88 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone: (07) 4033 5825 or 1800 244 504 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of advice: Family law, domestic violence
North Queensland Women’s Legal Service Inc (Townsville office)
Address – Level 3, 42 Sturt Street, Townsville
Phone: (07) 47725400 or 1800 244 504; Email: email@example.com
Areas of advice: Family law, domestic violence, defacto property, discrimination.