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Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland

Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland Inc. is a community legal centre specialising in the area of public interest environmental and planning law.

EDO-NQ offers a case work and legal assistance service, community education and also participates in law reform.

EDO-NQ assists a wide range of environmentally-concerned residents of North Queensland, from Mackay to the Queensland’s northern border with Papua New Guinea and west to Queensland’s border with the Northern Territory.
 

Street address:

Room 3, Serbian Cultural Centre,
67 Greenslopes Street
NORTH CAIRNS QLD 4870

Mailing address:

PO Box 656N
NORTH CAIRNS QLD 4870

Tel:
(07) 4028 3739
Hours & appointment times:

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Telephone advice times -
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Walk in (no appointment needed) times - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Pre-booked appointment times -
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

More information:

The Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland is a non-profit community legal centre specialising in environmental law in the public interest.

There is an EDO in each Australian capital city, however EDO-NQ is the only regional office. We were established in 1996 in recognition of the need for special protection of north Queensland’s fantastically biodiverse environment, encompassing two World Heritage Areas.

EDO-NQ has two part-time staff members: Principal solicitor and Office manager.

A volunteer Management Committee guides and manages the organisation.

EDO-NQ covers a large area from Mackay, out west to Mt Isa, and north to the Torres Strait. As north Queensland’s environment is under pressure from urban expansion, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, coastal development, roads, tourism etc there is a high demand for legal assistance.

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