Legal Centre:

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Services NQ is currently adapting their service delivery to keep their staff, clients, volunteers and broader communities safe.

All newly scheduled appointments will be conducted by telephone. Court appearances have also been impacted. If you are currently being represented in court by our office, ATSIWLSNQ will be in contact with you if there are any changes regarding upcoming court dates or whether you are required to appear. Contact the centre by phone (07 4721 6007) or by email at admin@atsiwlsnq.org.au

ATSIWLSNQ provides legal advice, casework including court representation, community legal education and outreach clinics and CLE workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville and in rural and remote areas of North Queensland.

ATSIWLSNQ assists Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander women or non-indigenous women whose children identify as either Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander (their legal matter must directly relate to the children).

ATSIWLSNQ cannot assist organisations, men or women who do not identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander (exception stated above).

ATSIWLSNQ can provide telephone advice south to Sarina, north to the Torres Strait, west to the Northern Territory border and east to Palm Island.Court representation can only be provided in Townsville, Palm Island and Charters Towers.

Outreach centres are located at:

The Women’s Centre – 50 Patrick Street, Aitkenvale
Community Gro (Upper Ross Community Centre) – 1/43 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen
Palm Island – Women’s Centre, Mango Avenue, Palm Island
Prospect Community Centre – 3 Powell Lane, Charters Towers
NQDVRS – Level 1, 390 Flinders Street, Townsville City

Contact Information

Address
Level 3, 42 Sturt St TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Mailing Address
PO Box 1062 TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Free Call

Services

Regions Serviced
  • Cairns
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay, Isaac, Whitsundays
  • Mt Isa
  • North Queensland
  • Townsville
Key services
  • Casework and representation
  • Court representation
  • Information and referral
Service delivery methods
  • Booked appointments
  • Phone advice
Specialist services and interest groups
  • ATSI
  • Women
Areas of law
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Debt
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and Separation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
  • Victims of crime
More Information
ATSIWLSNQ can assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women or non-indigenous women whose children identify as either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (their legal matter must directly relate to the children). ATSIWLSNQ cannot assist organisations, men or women who do not identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (exception stated above). Solicitors may not be immediately available, but will attempt to call back within 24 hours.

Opening Hours Info

Opening Hours

Closed Now
  • Monday
    08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday
    08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday
    08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Opening Hours
Office opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM Appointment Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM Solicitors may not be immediately available, but will attempt to call back within 24 hours. Phone advice is available. Drop in service is also availabe, but appointments are preferred to ensure solicitor availability.

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