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
Southern and South-East Queensland:
The Advocacy and Support Centre – TASC National Ltd
Call: 07 4616 9700
Fax: 07 4616 9777
TASC National ltd provides legal and advocacy services In Toowoomba, Ipswich, Roma and Warwick. They also have an attached psychology and Counselling service. And also have a Coordination of Supports program funded under the NDIS.
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.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
Level 2, South Central
43 Peel Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Women’s Legal Service (QLD)
Office Address: 387 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Entry on the corner of Ponsonby Street.
Telephone: 07 3392 0670 (Office only)
Statewide Advice Line – Free call. Ph: 1800 957 957 – Mon – Friday 9am – 3pm
Rural Regional Advice Phone Line – Free Call. Ph: 1800457117 – 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.
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.
Youth Advocacy Centre
YAC provides legal services, youth support and family support assistance and servicesto 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.
Address: Unit 4/162 Petrie Terrace, PETRIE TERRACE Q 4000
Ph: 07 33561002
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Phone: 07 3162 3282 or 0490 062 760
Address: Wynnum Community Centre – 1st Floor 105 Florence Street, Wynnum
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. is an independent community organisation providing free legal advice, social work services, information and referrals.
Evening Advice Sessions (by appointment) 5.45pm – 7.15pm
Telephone: 07 3214 6333
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.
Nundah Community Support Group Inc
14 Station Street, Nundah
Telephone: 07 3260 6820; Website: http://www.ncsgi.com.au/legal-service/
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9.30am – 2.45pm by appointment, Wednesday evenings drop in legal advice, information and referral service. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start.
Areas of advice: Generalist.
Day appointments: Held at our Legal Office: 4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine; Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday nights – walk-in service – Held at our Legal Office: 4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine – 5.45pm – 7.30pm; Up to 20 minute sessions; No appointment required
Telephone: 07 3881 3500
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).
Bribie Island and District Neighbourhood Centre – Legal advice clinic held 3rd Thursday of every second month.
Appointments made through Bribie Island and District Neighbourhood Centre on 07 3408 8440
Family Relationship Centre, Strathpine – Appointments made through the legal service on 07 3881 3500; 1 day each week.
Family Relationship Centre, Chermside – Appointments made through the legal service on 07 3881 3500; 1 day each week.
Address: 1 Lamington Drive, Redcliffe, Qld 4020; Ph: 07 3284 3081; Email – firstname.lastname@example.org;
Duty lawyer – Based at Pine Rivers Magistrates Court ; For Domestic and Family Violence matters, and for Child Protection matters.
Address: Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre – 9 George St CABOOLTURE QLD 4510
- Mondays by walk-in from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre, 9 George Street.
- Tuesdays by appointment from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at the Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 24 Endeavour Street.
- Wednesdays by appointment from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at the Redcliffe Uniting Church, 1 Richens St.
- On the third Tuesday of the month by appointment from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Woodford (TBA – contact for more details)
The Service also participates in the Bribie Island Clinic on Thursdays between 10am – 2 pm at the Bribie Island Neighbourhood Centre, 9 Verdoni Street, Bellara. Phone (07) 3408 8440 for appointments.
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.
We are 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 4825, Ph. 07 4749 5944
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 4033 5825
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.