Legal Centre:

Caxton Legal Centre

Caxton Legal Centre offers FREE legal information and referrals to all callers.

They offer FREE legal assistance and FREE social work supports to eligible clients who cannot afford private assistance and who don't qualify for Legal Aid.

Caxton also publishes the online self-help Queensland Law Handbook as well as a range of factsheets and self-help kits.  They undertake community legal education and law reform activities.

Caxton provides its services mainly to people living in the Greater Brisbane Region but also statewide for some services.  Its offices are in South Brisbane but services are provided using a range of methods and technologies including telephone, in-person appointments, email, video-conferencing, attendance at courts/tribunals and various outreach locations (hospitals, prisons, aged care, respite centres, refuges) and home visits.

FOR CLIENTS: Client Services will talk to you about what assistance you need and book an appointment for the day or evening - call (07) 3214 6333.   Legal help is available for:

  • Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Credit and Debt (Statewide)
  • Employment Law and Sexual Harassment (Statewide)
  • Discrimination and Human Rights
  • General Civil and Criminal Law
  • Bail (Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, Brisbane Correctional Centre, Woodford Correctional Centre)
  • Coronial (Statewide)
  • Retirement Villages and Parks (Statewide)
  • Social Work Supports

SERVICE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Caxton has service eligibility criteria including income limits, legal problem type limits and advice service limits, for some programs.  It is published on Caxton's website.

FOR REFERRAL ORGANISATIONS: Caxton accepts warm referrals, from other organisations, with the consent of the client.  Caxton delivers all of the above services via different programs.  These programs are listed below:

Human Rights and Civil Law Program       General civil and criminal law services day and evening.  Appointments required.

Domestic Violence and Family Law Program    Domestic violence and family law services day and evening.  Appointments required.

Family and Domestic Violence Duty Lawyer and Social Work Services      Family law duty lawyers and social work services are available at the Brisbane Family Law Courts 5 days per week.  Domestic violence duty lawyers are available for respondents at the  Brisbane Magistrates Domestic Violence Court Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  These services are for anyone with a court hearing in these courts.  No appointments necessary.

Employment Law Service    (Statewide) Legal services day and Wednesday evening for anyone earning less than $80,000 (now or when dismissed). Appointments required.

Consumer Credit and Debt      (Statewide) Legal services day and evening.  Appointments required.

Seniors Legal and Support Service   Legal and social work supports for older persons experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment, neglect or financial exploitation. Older persons, family members, friends and service providers may contact Caxton.  Home and aged care visits provided.  Appointments required.

Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service    Legal and social work supports for older persons who are a patient of a Brisbane (south) hospital and who are experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment, neglect or financial exploitation. Older persons, family members, friends and service providers may contact Caxton.  Hospital, home and aged care visits in Greater Brisbane Region available.   Appointments required.

Bail Support Program     Legal and social work supports for men on remand at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, Brisbane Correctional Centre and Woodford Correctional Centre to apply for bail, access services once released and comply with bail conditions.  Visits made to AGCC, BCC and WCC.  Prisoners, families, legal practitioners and services can contact Caxton.

Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service     (Statewide) Legal services for existing and prospective residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks.  Home visits in Greater Brisbane Region available.  Appointments required.

Coronial Assistance Legal Service    (Statewide) Legal advice about any aspect of the coronial process and representation for bereaved family members appearing in some inquests.

Financial Protections Service     Community worker provides information and referrals about finances in later life as well as community education services.

Contact Information

South Brisbane 1 Manning Street SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101 Seniors Legal & Support Service 1 Manning Street SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4103


Regions Serviced
  • Brisbane
  • Logan
  • Moreton
  • South East Queensland
Key services
  • Advice referral
  • Blue Card Assistance
  • Casework
  • Casework and representation
  • Counselling
  • Court Assistance
  • Court representation
  • Document assistance
  • Domestic Violence
  • elder abuse or exploitation
  • family law self representation service
  • Information and referral
  • Law reform
  • Law reform and systems advocacy
  • Publications and self help materials
Service delivery methods
  • Advice by email
  • Booked appointments
  • Face Time
  • Home visits
  • Information sessions
  • Outreach
  • Phone advice
  • Publications
  • Talks and seminars
  • Videoconferencing
Specialist services and interest groups
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Service
  • Children
  • Consumer law
  • Counselling for victims
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
Areas of law
  • Abuse
  • Capacity issues
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child support
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Criminal charges
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic Violence Order breaches
  • Drug offences
  • Elder abuse
  • Employment
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Human rights
  • Incorporated associations
  • Insurance
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Victims of crime
  • Workplace bullying or sexual harassment

Opening Hours Info

Opening Hours

Closed Now
  • Monday
    09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Thursday
    09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday
    09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Opening Hours
Client Services – Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm Daytime advice appointments – Monday to Friday (by appointment) Evening advice appointments – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (by appointment)


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