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Women’s Legal Service Rural, Regional & Remote legal advice

Free legal advice for women living in remote Queensland who are experiencing violence or disadvantage. Assistance can be provided in Family Law and Domestic Violence matters including: separation, divorce, parenting arrangements, child support, property matters, family dispute resolution, child protection. Their social workers also provide emotional and practical support to women as they work through legal issues such as domestic violence, children’s issues, separation and divorce.

Phone:

1800 457 117

North Queensland Women’s Legal Service Mackay (Skype)

NQWLS (North Queensland Women's Legal Service) is a free and confidential service providing legal advice and referrals for women provided by a female lawyer. Areas include domestic violence, family law, defacto matters, discrimination, sexual assault, child protection and victim assist. Face to face and online meeting options are available. Main phone 1800 244 504.

Phone:

07 4953 1788

North Queensland Women’s Legal Service Cairns Office

NQWLS (North Queensland Women's Legal Service) is a free and confidential service providing legal advice and referrals for women provided by a female lawyer. Areas include domestic violence, family law, defacto matters, discrimination, sexual assault, child protection and victim assist. Face to face and online meeting options are available. Main phone 1800 244 504.

Where:

Suite 1, Level 2, 88 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870

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North Queensland Women’s Legal Service

NQWLS (North Queensland Women's Legal Service) is a free and confidential service providing legal advice and referrals for women provided by a female lawyer. Areas include domestic violence, family law, defacto matters, discrimination, sexual assault, child protection and victim assist. Face to face and online meeting options are available. Main phone 1800 244 504.

Phone:

1800 244 504

North Queensland Women’s Legal Service Townsville Office

NQWLS (North Queensland Women's Legal Service) is a free and confidential service providing legal advice and referrals for women provided by a female lawyer. Areas include domestic violence, family law, defacto matters, discrimination, sexual assault, child protection and victim assist. Face to face and online meeting options are available. Main phone 1800 244 504.

Where:

Ground Floor, 42 Sturt Street, Townsville, QLD, 4810

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Policelink

Policelink is a phone service to report a non-urgent incident to Queensland Police for a crime has already happened.

Phone:

131444

QSTARS (Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service)

QSTARS is a free independent advice and referral service for Queensland renters. They provide specialist advice for tenants who live in any type of rental accommodation, including share-houses, caravan parks (including manufactured homes) and boarding houses.

Phone:

1300 744 263

Queensland Ombudsman

The Queensland Ombudsman investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by a Queensland public agency (e.g. schools, hospitals, local councils) to determine whether they have been unlawful, unreasonable, improperly discriminatory or otherwise wrong.

Where:

Level 18, 53 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Directions

Phone:

07 3005 7000

Roma Community Legal Service (RCLS) Roma

A not for profit organisation that provide free legal advice and limited representation in generalist legal matters, with a focus on Civil and Family Law, in addition to providing Legal and Advocacy support to clients with a disability facing the Criminal Justice System

Where:

96 Arthur St, Roma

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Suncoast Community Legal Service

A free community legal service that can provide advice and information of general, family and civil law. Outreach services are also available in Caloundra, Landsborough, Maleny, Noosa, Maroochydore, Pomona and Nambour. An appointment is necessary.

Where:

The Tafe Building, Ground Floor, 170 Horton Parade, Maroochydore

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TASC - Toowoomba Community Legal Service Toowoomba

A not for profit organisation that provide free legal advice and limited representation to eligible clients in generalist legal matters, with a focus on Civil and Family Law (with the exception of Property Settlements). Services including initial consultation, advice, referral to private solicitors or other avenues of legal assistance; help with the preparation of Court documents and the provision of self-help material to assist people who need to represent themselves in Court.

Where:

223 Hume St, Toowoomba

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TASC - Toowoomba Community Legal Service Warwick

A not for profit organisation that provide free legal advice and limited representation to eligible clients in generalist legal matters, with a focus on Civil and Family Law (with the exception of Property Settlements). Services including initial consultation, advice, referral to private solicitors or other avenues of legal assistance; help with the preparation of Court documents and the provision of self-help material to assist people who need to represent themselves in Court.

Where:

69 Guy St, Warwick

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Taylor Street Community Legal Service

Provides free (not means tested) legal advice (by appointment), referral and information, with a priority to assist people experiencing hardship or vulnerable to disadvantage.

Where:

22 Charles St, Pialba 4655

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Women’s Legal Service

Free legal advice for women experiencing violence or disadvantage. Assistance can be provided in Family Law and Domestic Violence matters including: separation, divorce, parenting arrangements, child support, property matters, family dispute resolution, child protection. Their social workers also provide emotional and practical support to women as they work through legal issues such as domestic violence, children’s issues, separation and divorce.

Phone:

1800 957 957

Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

The RTA (Residential Tenancies Authority) is state government statutory authority that provides tenancy information and support, dispute resolution, and bond management for anyone renting a house, unit, share house, room, caravan or houseboat. Advice and information is available for every stage of tenancy, from choosing a property to contracts, bond and rental, ending a tenancy and bond return.

Phone:

1300 366 311

Legal Aid Queensland Mount Isa office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

6 Miles Street Mount Isa Qld 4825

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Legal Aid Queensland Indigenous Information

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Phone:

1300 650 143

Legal Aid Queensland Natural disaster legal help

Legal Aid Queensland can provide legal help if you have been affected by bushfires, cyclones, storms, floods, or other severe weather or natural disaster. They also have factsheets and guides available with information about making an insurance claim after a natural disaster or severe weather. Call to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Phone:

1300 527 700

Legal Aid Queensland Youth Legal Advice

Legal Aid Queensland can provide help to young people (under 18 or people with a childrens court matter) to talk to a lawyer for free about bail, diversionary options, being charged with an offence, applying for legal aid (getting legal representation), talking to police, and youth justice issues. This is available for youth who have been arrested and are in the watch house pending a police interview, given a notice to appear or have been released on watch house bail or asked to attend a police station to give an interview.

Phone:

1800 527 527

Legal Aid Queensland

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

35 Fitzroy St, Rockhampton

Directions

Phone:

1300 65 11 88

Legal Aid Queensland Rockhampton office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Ground floor 35 Fitzroy Street Rockhampton Qld 4700

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Southport office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Level 2 7 Bay Street Southport Qld 4215

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Legal Aid Queensland Toowoomba office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

1st Floor, 154 Hume Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350

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Legal Aid Queensland Townsville office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

3rd floor, Northtown 280 Flinders Street Townsville Qld 4810

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Legal Aid Queensland Woodridge office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

1st floor, Woodridge Place Cnr Ewing Road and Carmody Street Woodridge Qld 4114

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LGBTI Legal Service

LGBTI Legal Service provides free and confidential legal advice for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex. In-person, telephone or videoconference consultations are available for family law, domestic violence, surrogacy and parenting rights, criminal law (including victim support), employment law, gender identity, civil law, administrative law and government decisions, discrimination and human rights issues.

Where:

Level 1, Oxley House, 20 Hockings Street, West End

Directions

Phone:

3124 7160 

Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre

Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice and limited casework assistance for the benefit of disadvantaged and marginalised people to create a more just society. Appointment required.
Solicitors are available Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, and two evenings a month (5:35-8pm).

Where:

Suite 9, The Dome, 134 Victoria St

Directions

Phone:

07 4953 1211

Maruma-Li Mari Outreach Service Roma

Maruma-li Mari Outreach Service provides culturally sensitive advice and casework in legal issues, legal assistance in sexual assault cases, Domestic violence protection orders (applications, extensions and variations), Family law, Victims compensation claims, information support and referral, education and training on family violence and sexual assault issues, assistance in understanding the court system.

Where:

Roma Neighbourhood Centre, 44 Quintin St, Roma

Directions

Phone:

07 4620 1000

Neighbourhood Centre

The Bowen Neighbourhood Centre provides a range of community support services that enhance the capacity of the commuity.

Where:

20 William St, Bowen QLD 4805

Directions

Phone:

07 4786 3872

Legal Aid Queensland Maroochydore office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Ground floor, M1 Building Duporth Avenue Maroochydore Qld 4558

Directions

Caxton Legal Centre

Caxton Legal Centre provides free legal help for people who are disadvantaged or on a low income. They can assist with legal problems such as family law, domestic violence, criminal law, car accidents, traffic offences, SPER debts, victims of crime, loans between friends and more. Call to make an appointment.

Where:

1 Manning Street, South Brisbane

Directions

Phone:

3214 6333 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Bundaberg office

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

Level 1, WIN Tower, Cnr Barolin & Quay St, Bundaberg

Directions

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Charleville

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

51 Wills St, Charleville

Directions

Phone:

07 4654 1721

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Gladstone

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

27-29 Goondoon St, Gladstone Central

Directions

Phone:

0418 613 147

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Southport

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

Suite 8, First Floor, 19 Short St, Southport

Directions

Phone:

07 5532 6988

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Hervey Bay

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

Unit 2, 17 Torquay Rd, Pialba

Directions

Phone:

07 4128 2488

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Mackay

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

33 Sydney St, Mackay

Directions

Phone:

07 4953 4058

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Maroochydore

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

Suite 11 Level 2 Ocean Central, 2 Ocean St, Maroochydore

Directions

Phone:

07 5452 7633

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Murgon

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

120 Lamb St, Murgon

Directions

Phone:

07 4168 1944

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS)

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Phone:

1800 012 255

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Rockhampton

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

89 Bolsover St, Rockhampton

Directions

Phone:

07 4927 5711

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Toowoomba

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

8 Union St, Toowoomba

Directions

Phone:

07 4659 7822

Barambah Local Justice Group

Barambah Local Justice Group provides legal assistance for indigenous offenders, and aims to address law and order issues in a way that indigenous communities understand in relation to their customs.

Where:

3 Fisher St, Cherbourg

Directions

Phone:

07 4168 1190

Basic Rights Queensland (BRQ)

BRQ (Basic Rights Queensland) provides free advice and legal services for people with social security or disability discrimination issues. They'll let you know where you stand and, if an incorrect decision has been made, what to do about it.

Phone:

1800 358 511

Cairns Community Legal Centre

Cairns Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice, information and referrals for disadvantaged members of the community. Areas of law include family, guardianship, criminal, discrimination, elder abuse, consumer law, traffic and other matters. Outreach locations include Mareeba, Atherton, Innisfail.

Where:

2nd Floor, Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton St, Cairns

Directions

Phone:

1800 062 608

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Thursday Island office

ATSILS (Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Service) provides free legal services, specialising in criminal, civil and family law matters.

Where:

25 Douglas St, Thursday Island

Directions

Phone:

07 4069 1091

Commonwealth Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by an Australian Government agency (e.g. Australian Tax Office, Centrelink, Child Support) to determine whether they have been unlawful, unreasonable, improperly discriminatory or otherwise wrong.

Phone:

1300 362 072

Community Legal Centres Queensland

Community Legal Centres Queensland provide initial consultation on most matters of law to any member of the
community free of charge.

Phone:

3392 0092 

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a volunteer run charity (not run by the police). They provide information to help solve a crime that has already happened. Calls are completely anonymous.

Phone:

1800 333 000

Gladstone Community Legal Advice Program

Gladstone Community Legal Advice Program providers free initial face-to-face and/or phone consultations for legal advice and information, with advice and support with basic legal forms, documents and letters. Topics cover family and civil law, traffic matters, employment law, neighbourhood disputes, and more. Appointment only.

Where:

142 Goondoon St, Gladstone

Directions

Phone:

07 4976 6300

Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC) by LawRight (formerly QPILCH)

HPLC (Homeless Person's Legal Clinic) offers free legal advice and lhelp for homeless or those at risk of homelessness. Call to find the location and time that best suits you (some locations are only available to residents)

Phone:

3846 6317 

Legal Aid Queensland Brisbane office (head office)

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

44 Herschel Street Brisbane Qld 4000

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Bundaberg office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

3rd floor WIN Tower Cnr Quay and Barolin Streets Bundaberg Qld 4670

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Caboolture office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Kingsgate Ground floor, Suite 7 42 King Street Caboolture Qld 4510

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Cairns office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Level 2, Cairns Square 42-52 Abbott Street Cairns Qld 4870

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Inala office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Level 1, Inala Commonwealth Building 20 Wirraway Parade Inala Qld 4077

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Ipswich office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Icon Ipswich Tower Level 7, 117 Brisbane Street Ipswich Qld 4305

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Mackay

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

17 Brisbane St, Mackay

Directions

Phone:

1300 65 11 88

Legal Aid Queensland Mackay office

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

Ground floor 17 Brisbane Street Mackay Qld 4740

Directions

Legal Aid Queensland Maroochydore

Legal Aid Queensland gives legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders about criminal, family and civil law matters. Call, drop in, or visit online to confirm your eligibility and get the help you require.

Where:

M1 Building, 1 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore

Directions

Phone:

1300 65 11 88