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Townsville Community Legal Service

The Townsville Community Legal Service provides information and referral, legal assistance, casework (within guidelines), outreach services, and community legal education.

The Townsville Community Legal Service does not offer advice regarding commercial matters and native title. The service does not advise landlords and business owners.

This centre services Townsville and surrounds. For the centre's Social Security Rights Service they offer advice for residents from Sarina to the top of Australia and to the Northern Territory border.


Street address:

Suite 2, 181 Sturt Street

Mailing address:

PO Box 807

(07) 4721 5511
(07) 4721 5499
Hours & appointment times:

By appointment only. In person or over the phone.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm each day).

After hours service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7:30pm, by appointment only. 

Telephone advice: by appointment - limited assistance to remote clients.

General advice and specialist services available by appointment during business hours.

Family law advice available by appointment on Tuesday evening. 

General and family law advice available by appointment on Thursday evening.

Key services:
  • Financial counselling
Service delivery methods:
  • Booked appointments
  • Phone advice
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Immigration
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child support
  • Child protection
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and Separation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Elder abuse
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Human rights
  • Immigration
  • Incorporated associations
  • Insurance
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Wills and estates
Additional areas of law:
  • Coronial Inquests
More information:

Specialist Services

  • Social Security Rights Service
  • Family Violence Migration Legal Service
  • Seniors Legal and Support Service
  • Family Law Service
  • Coronial Assistance Legal Service