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North Queensland Women’s Legal Service

 

NQWLS Cairns is a community based legal service developed and operated by women for women residing in North Queensland.

The service offers assistance in areas of law which primarily affect women including family law, domestic violence and child protection.

Outreach services are provided in some communities outside both Townsville and Cairns. Please contact the service to enquire.

Street address:

Cairns Office:
Suite 1, Level 2, 88 Abbott Street
Cairns  QLD 4870

Townsville Office:
42 Sturt Street
Townsville QLD 4810

Mailing address:

Cairns Office:

Email: cairns@nqwls.com.au

Postal: PO Box 2542, Cairns QLD 4870

 

Townsville Office:

Email: tsvadmin@nqwls.com.au

Postal: 42 Sturt Street, Townsville QLD 4810

 

Freecall:
1800 244 504
Tel:
Townsville: 07 4772 5400, Cairns: 07 4033 5825
Fax:
Townsville: 07 4772 5315, Cairns: 07 4033 5845
Hours & appointment times:

Offices are open Monday–Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm and are closed for lunch between 1-2pm each day.

The Free Legal Advice Line - 1800 244 504 - is available from Monday-Thursday from 9.00am-1.00pm.

Key services:
  • Casework and representation
  • Community legal education
  • Information and referral
  • Legal advice
Service delivery methods:
  • Booked appointments
  • Phone advice
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Women
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Divorce and seperation
  • Domestic violence
  • Family violence
  • Property
Location map: