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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Services NQ

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Services NQ is currently adapting their service delivery to keep their staff, clients, volunteers and broader communities safe. All newly scheduled appointments will be conducted by telephone. Court appearances have also been impacted. If you are currently being represented in court by our office, ATSIWLSNQ will be in contact with you if there are any changes regarding upcoming court dates or whether you are required to appear. Contact the centre by phone (07 4721 6007) or by email at admin@atsiwlsnq.org.au

ATSIWLSNQ provides legal advice, casework including court representation, community legal education and outreach clinics and CLE workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville and in rural and remote areas of North Queensland. 

ATSIWLSNQ assists Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander women or non-indigenous women whose children identify as either Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander (their legal matter must directly relate to the children).



ATSIWLSNQ cannot assist organisations, men or women who do not identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander (exception stated above).

ATSIWLSNQ can provide telephone advice south to Sarina, north to the Torres Strait, west to the Northern Territory border and east to Palm Island. Court representation can only be provided in Townsville, Palm Island and Charters Towers.

Outreach centres are located at:

The Women’s Centre – 50 Patrick Street, Aitkenvale

Community Gro (Upper Ross Community Centre) – 1/43 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen

Palm Island – Women’s Centre, Mango Avenue, Palm Island

Prospect Community Centre – 3 Powell Lane, Charters Towers

NQDVRS – Level 1, 390 Flinders Street, Townsville City                                               

Street address:

Level 3, 42 Sturt St
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810

Mailing address:

PO Box 1062

TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810

Freecall:
1800 082 600
Tel:
(07) 4721 6007
Fax:
(07) 4724 5112
Hours & appointment times:

Office opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM

Appointment Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM 

Solicitors may not be immediately available, but will attempt to call back within 24 hours. 

Phone advice is available. 

Drop in service is also availabe, but appointments are preferred to ensure solicitor availability. 

Key services:
  • Casework and representation
  • Legal advice
  • Information and referral
  • Court representation
  • Community legal education
Service delivery methods:
  • Phone advice
  • Drop in legal advice consultation
  • Booked appointments
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • ATSI
  • Women
Areas of law:
  • Child protection
  • Debt
  • Discrimination
  • Family violence
  • Family law
  • Victims of crime
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
More information:

ATSIWLSNQ can assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women or non-indigenous women whose children identify as either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (their legal matter must directly relate to the children). ATSIWLSNQ cannot assist organisations, men or women who do not identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (exception stated above).

Solicitors may not be immediately available, but will attempt to call back within 24 hours. 

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