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Caxton Legal Centre Inc.

In operation for over 30 years, Caxton Legal Centre offers free legal assistance and social work services, publishes self-help kits and handbooks, and undertakes community legal education and law reform activities.

Caxton Legal Centre represents the interests of people who are disadvantaged or on a low income when they come into contact with the law. Caxton do this by strategically advocating to government, providing legal advice and social work services, publishing legal information and building community awareness about the issues faced by the people they help. Caxton is an independent, non-profit, non-government community organisation.

The Centre also offers specialist programs in a range of areas including family law, a seniors’ legal service and consumer law.

Call to get information on their service.  First point of contact team are happy to have a conversation about ways they may be able to assist.
To book an appointment the centre will need some information like names, dates of birth, contact numbers, and brief explanation of what caller needs advice about.
Caxton can’t give immediate advice.
Caxton can’t give ‘third party’ advice.
Advice is given by appointment.

Caxton is unable to provide advice on:
Commercial leases or to business owners, investment products, financial advice or products, gambling products, purchase or selction of insurance, investment properties, superannuation fund issues, taxation, building and trade disputes, goods and services over $40,000, professional disputes with doctors, lawyers, accountants etc, Centrelink disputes, personal injury, income protection, immigration, native title or conveyancing or wills and estates.

Street address:

South Brisbane

1 Manning Street

Seniors Legal & Support Service

1 Manning Street

(07) 3214 6333
(07) 3846 7483
Information - Getting there:

Buses 199, 192, 196 and the City Glider all stop near the service. The Cultural Centre bus exchange is a ten minute walk away. 

South Brisbane railway station is the closest train station.

Metered street parking in the area is available.

Hours & appointment times:

Speak with the first point of contact team first, who will be able to advise you about the ways in which Caxton might be able to assist you. 

Operating times - 
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Evening advice appointment times – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Daytime advice by appointment – please telephone for times

Individual appointments are also available in relation to –

  • Family Law issues
  • Consumer or Debt issues 
  • Seniors Legal & Support Service
  • Social Work support for clients receiving legal assistance
Key services:
  • Casework and representation
  • Community legal education
  • Information and referral
  • Law reform
  • Legal advice
  • Publications and self help materials
  • Social work assistance
  • elder abuse or exploitation
Service delivery methods:
  • Booked appointments
  • Home visits
  • Information sessions
  • Phone advice
  • Publications
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Children
  • Consumer law
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Employment
  • Family violence
  • Incorporated associations
  • Insurance
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Victims of crime
  • Elder abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Family law
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Human rights
Additional areas of law:
  • Coronial
  • Retirement Villages
  • Manufactured Home Parks
  • Guardianship and Administration
More information:

Evening advice sessions are staffed by a roster of approximately 200 lawyers, law students and other helpers who give their time free of charge. Clients are usually able to see a qualified lawyer for about 20 minutes for free legal advice. 

This service is available by appointment only. Limited day time appointments are also available. For the full details of services on offer please visit the Caxton website at

Caxton offers a specialist consumer law service to people affected by debt. The Consumer Law Service will offer legal advice in any of the following areas:

* debt collection
* mortgages and repossessions
* loans or credit cards;
* payday or unsecured loans
* any other debt or credit legal problem.

Appointments are available face-to-face or over the telephone during business hours.

The service can also help with general consumer law matters (problems with goods and services) even if there is no credit or debt involved. 

SLASS provides fee legal and support services for seniors concerned about elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. The service offers a range of appointment styles including centre appointments, home visits, outreach to other safe locations and telephone advice.

This service is available to people earning $67, 000 per year or less. 
The service can assist with unfair, unlawful and constructive dismissal, workplace bullying, discrimination matters, underpayment and workplace injuries.

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