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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:
- 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 they can assist.
- Is not a perpetrator of domestic or family violence or sexual assault.   

BRISBANE ONLY:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

- Identifies as female      

 

Street address:

Level 1, Suite 5,
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:
  • ATSI
  • 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:

CENTRAL ROCKHAMPTON
Level 2A, 130 Victoria Parade
PO Box 690
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Free Call: 1800 887 700
T: (07) 4927 6453
F: (07) 4807 6162
help@qifvls.com.au
www.qifvls.com.au

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION
Level 2, Suite 10, 101-111 Spence Street
PO Box 4643
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Free Call: 1800 887 700
T: (07) 4030 0400
F: (07) 4027 9430
help@qifvls.com.au 
www.qifvls.com.au

GULF & WEST QUEENSLAND REGION 
19 Isa Street 
PO Box 3073 
MOUNT ISA QLD 4825
Free Call: 1800 887 700
T: (07) 4749 5944
F: (07) 4749 5955
help@qifvls.com.au 
www.qifvls.com.au

NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION
Level 2, 61-73 Sturt Street 
PO Box 2005
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Free Call: 1800 887 700
T: (07) 4721 0600
F: (07) 4764 5171
help@qifvls.com.au
www.qifvls.com.au

BRISBANE OFFICE
201 Wickham Terrace 
PO Box 126
SPRING HILL QLD 4004
Free Call: 1800 887 700
T: (07) 3839 6857
F: (07) 3319 6250
help@qifvls.com.au
www.qifvls.com.au

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