Legal Centre:

Cairns Community Legal Centre

The Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc (the Centre) provides accessible legal services for people in the community experiencing disadvantage. The Centre provides information and referrals, legal advice and in some circumstances, ongoing casework assistance.

Located in the Cairns CBD, on the 2nd floor of Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton Street, the Centre may assist people who are experiencing disadvantage, have a legal problem they are able to assist with, and live in the geographical area covered by the Centre.

Cairns CLC is committed to providing equal access to justice for all members of the community. Their legal services include General Legal Service, Discrimination & Human Rights Legal Service, Cairns Mental Health Legal Service, Consumer Law Service, Family Law Service, Seniors Legal and Support Service, and Domestic and Family Violence Duty Lawyer Service.

Legal services are available by appointment or 'on the spot' via the Centre's Telephone Advice and Walk-in Service (TAWS). Where necessary, by reason of distance or otherwise, telephone advice may also be provided. For more information or to book an appointment contact the Centre on (07) 4031 7688 or 1800 062 608.

Cairns CLC does not provide advice or assistance in relation to: trade marking, intellectual property, copyright, immigration, native title, personal injuries, commercial work (including leasing and mortgaging), buying or selling houses or businesses. Nor does the Centre provide advice to landlords.

The Cairns CLC provides Discrete Assistance Services to persons living anywhere in Queensland; with people outside of this area provided with assistance at the Centre's discretion.

Cairns CLC is a not for profit community organisation.

Contact Information

Address
Level 2, Main Street Arcade 82 Grafton Street, CAIRNS QLD 4870
Mailing Address
PO Box 7129 CAIRNS QLD 4870
Free Call

Services

Regions Serviced
  • Cairns
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mt Isa
  • North Queensland
  • Townsville
Key services
Service delivery methods
  • Booked appointments
  • Phone advice
Specialist services and interest groups
  • Consumer law
  • Discrimination
  • Human Rights
  • Mental health
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
Areas of law
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and Separation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Elder abuse
  • Employment
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Human rights
  • Insurance
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Victims of crime
  • Wills and estates
Regional centres
Mareeba - Mareeba Community Centre - 14 Sutherland Street MAREEBA QLD 4880 Atherton - Community Services Tablelands Inc - 38 Mabel Street ATHERTON QLD 4883 Innisfail - Innisfail Community Support Centre - 14 - 17 Donald Street INNISFAIL QLD 4860 Cairns Hospital - Mental Health Unit - Esplanade Cairns.

Opening Hours Info

Opening Hours

Closed Now
  • Monday
    09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Thursday
    09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Friday
    09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Opening Hours
Doors Open: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm; Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm. Telephone Lines Open: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm All enquiries welcome. Monthly outreach services are also available in Mareeba, Atherton and Innisfail. Provided by appointment or on the spot via the Cairs CLC Telephone Advice and Walk-in-Service (TAWS). Services are also available by appointment from outreach locations in Mareeba (first Monday of the month), Atherton (first Tuesday of the month), Innisfail (second Monday of the month) and Cairns Mental Health Legal Service (each Friday). Mareeba - Mareeba Community Centre - 14 Sutherland Street MAREEBA QLD 4880 Atherton - Community Services Tablelands Inc - 38 Mabel Street ATHERTON QLD 4883 Innisfail - Innisfail Community Support Centre - 14 - 17 Donald Street INNISFAIL QLD 4860 Cairns Hospital - Mental Health Unit - Esplanade Cairns.

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