Basic Rights Queensland (formerly "Welfare Rights Centre") is a state-wide specialist community legal centre, providing free legal assistance, advocacy and legal services to people having problems with social security or disability discrimination.
Basic Rights Queensland provide state-wide telephone advice services only.
This centre can assist people who have a legal concern when dealing with Centrelink, people who have experienced discrimination based on their disability and/or employed women who have work related concerns.
If your concern is a Centrelink matter and Centrelink has not yet made a decision, there is nothing on which to provide legal advice. If your concern is over Centrelink taking too long to make a decision, you should refer to Centrelink complaints first, before contacting Basic Rights Queensland.
Disability Discrimination advice is means tested and is only provided to households with an annual income less than $67,000.
GPO Box 496
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Office hours -
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm
Telephone advice times – ((07) 3847 5532 - (client use))
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:00pm
There may not be a qualified person available to take your call and answer your questions immediately, but callers are encouraged to leave their name, number and a brief description of their matter with our Administration staff and an appropriately qualified professional will return their call as soon as possible.
Pre-booked appointment times - as required in follow up to telephone advice.
- Casework and representation
- Community legal education
- Information and referral
- Legal advice
- Publications and self help materials
- Phone advice
- Pensions and allowances / Social security
- Employment (women only)
- Disability Discrimination