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Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service [QIFVLS] is an organisation with four regional offices in Cairns, Mt Isa, Rockhampton and Townsville. From these locations QIFVLS provides a regular outreach service to their designated communities. The Service is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to live free from family violence and/or sexual assault in the State of Queensland, Australia.

QIFVLS services 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities; please visit their website to view the areas of service.

To be eligible for assistance from Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service, a potential client must meet the following criteria:
- Self-identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and be accepted as such by the relevant Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
- The services provided will provide a direct and substantial benefit to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. For example, the client’s child.
- The client (or the child who will benefit) is a victim/survivor of family violence or sexual assault.
- Has a relevant legal matter with which QIFVLS can assist.
- The client must not be a perpetrator of domestic or family violence or sexual assault
- The client must identify as a woman (Brisbane only).      

Facebook:                                                   https://www.facebook.com/QIFVLS/

Street address:

Head Office

Level 1, Suite 4,
101-111  Spence Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Mailing address:

PO Box 4628

CAIRNS QLD 4870

Freecall:
1800 887 700
Tel:
(07) 4045 7500
Hours & appointment times:

Monday – Thursday (8:30am – 5:00pm)
Friday (8:30am – 4:00pm)

Advice by email; Booked appointments; Drop in legal advice consultation; Talks and seminars; Information sessions; Phone advice

Key services:
  • Casework and representation
  • Community legal education
  • Court representation
  • Information and referral
  • Law reform
  • Legal advice
Service delivery methods:
  • Advice by email
  • Booked appointments
  • Drop in legal advice consultation
  • Talks and seminars
  • Information sessions
  • Phone advice
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Service
  • Child protection
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Family violence
  • Paternity
  • Victims of crime
Regional centres:

QIFVLS BRISBANE OFFICE
201 Wickham Tce, SPRING HILL QLD 4004
07 3839 6857
PO Box 126 SPRING HILL QLD 4004
Free Call: 1800 887 700
Email: help@qifvls.com.au

QIFVLS CAIRNS OFFICE
Lvl 2, Ste 10, 101-111 Spence St, CAIRNS QLD 4870
07 4030 0400
PO Box 4643, CAIRNS QLD 4870
Free Call: 1800 887 700
Email: help@qifvls.com.au

QIFVLS MOUNT ISA OFFICE
19 Isa St, MOUNT ISA QLD 4825
07 4749 5944
PO Box 3073 MOUNT ISA QLD 4825
Free Call: 1800 887 700
Email: help@qifvls.com.au

QIFVLS ROCKHAMPTON OFFICE
Lvl 2A, 130 Victoria Pde, ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
07 4927 6453
PO Box 690 ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Free Call: 1800 887 700
Email: help@qifvls.com.au

QIFVLS TOWNSVILLE OFFICE
Lvl 2, 61-73 Sturt St, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
07 4721 0600
PO Box 2005 TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Free Call: 1800 887 700
Email: help@qifvls.com.au

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