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North Queensland Women’s Legal Service - Cairns

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.

Street address:

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

Mailing address:

P O Box 2542

(07) 4033 5825
(07) 4033 5845
Hours & appointment times:

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

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: