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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services

Get legal advice early so that the person helping you can understand your situation and give you the right advice.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) offers legal representation for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples in criminal, civil and family law.

They can help if you need:

  • criminal law representation and advice
  • family law representation and advice
  • civil law representation and advice
  • prisoner Throughcare services to address recidivism
  • coronial and public sector monitoring
  • 24-hour assistance at police stations.

To contacts ATSILS:

  • call 1800 012 255 toll free (24 hrs, 7 days)
  • visit the head office in Brisbane—Level 5, 183 North Quay, BRISBANE QLD 4000
  • view office locations in Queensland.

Find other community legal centres near you.

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Services (QIFVLS)

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Services help Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples with family violence and sexual assault matters.

They can help you with:

  • domestic and family violence
  • victim support
  • family law
  • child protection
  • victims compensation
  • witness assistance law.

To contact QIFVLS:

Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland

The Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland (AFLSSQ) provides free legal advice, assistance and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across Southern Queensland. They can help if you:

  • are experiencing domestic and family violence
  • have a child protection matter
  • are or might be separating (parenting arrangements, child support, separation or divorce)
  • have been charged with an offence
  • are a victim of assault or other act of violence
  • are a witness to an offence.

To contact AFLSSQ:

Visit the AFLSSQ website to find out more.

Legal Aid Queensland

Legal Aid Queensland offer free legal representation, advice, information and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

Call the Indigenous Information Line on 1300 650 143 to make an appointment.

Find a Legal Aid Queensland office or an outreach legal service near you.

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Discrimination

Discrimination is when you think you are treated unfairly in your work, education, housing; when receiving goods and services or in another area of your public life because of your race, age, gender, political or religious belief (or activity), or some other aspect of your private life.

Discrimination is against the law in Queensland.

The Queensland Human  Rights Commission deals with all discrimination and unfair treatment matters.

Contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff with your questions.

At work

Laws exist to ensure you are treated fairly at work.

People with disability

Seniors

Seniors being discriminated against can get help.

Youth