From Tuesday, 17 March 2020, NQWLS offices will temporarily be closed to the public and the centre will cease providing face to face appointments at their offices and at outreach locations/legal advice clinics.
Until further notice all advice will be provided by phone - this includes the dedicated telephone advice line, which is open between the hours of 9am and 1pm each Monday to Thursday. Please note that the centre's ability to provide advice by telephone is subject to NQWLS continuing to have available staff resources. Please make any enquiries via the numbers below.
Telephone advice line: 1800 244 504
Townsville office: 07 4772 5400
Cairns office: 07 4033 5825
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 many of the communities outside both Townsville and Cairns.
Suite 1, Level 2, 88 Abbott Street
Cairns QLD 4870
P O Box 2542
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Office Hours: Cairns
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Telephone Advice Times
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesday evening by appointment
Walk in (no appointment needed) times: NOT AVAILABLE
Pre-booked Appointment Times -
Monday to Friday
Outreach Services from Cairns to
Atherton, Mareeba, Innisfail, Mossman, Port Douglas – monthly
- Casework and representation
- Community legal education
- Information and referral
- Legal advice
- Booked appointments
- Phone advice
- Child contact and residency
- Child protection
- Child support
- Child/Spousal maintenance
- Divorce and seperation
- Domestic violence
- Family violence