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North Queensland Women’s Legal Service - Townsville

NQWLS Townsville 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:

42 Sturt Street
Townsville QLD 4810

Mailing address:

PO Box 2209

(07) 4772 5400
(07) 4772 5315
Hours & appointment times:

Office Hours: Townsville
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Telephone Advice Times:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm 

Walk in (no appointment needed) times: NOT AVAILABLE

Pre-booked appointment times: Monday to Thursday
By appointment: variable.

Outreach services from the Townsville office to Charters Towers, Ayr and Ingham are monthly.

Key services:
  • Casework and representation
  • Community legal education
  • Information and referral
  • Legal 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: