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Legal services

Seniors legal and support service

If you are a victim of elder abuse or feel that you have been mistreated or taken advantage of financially, help is available. Eleven seniors legal and support services provide free legal advice, information and social work services for people over 60.

The services can assist you with:

  • legal information and advice
  • social work services
  • short-term counselling
  • advocacy on your behalf
  • a referral to other legal, consumer and support services
  • representation in court or before tribunals (in certain circumstances).

Some examples of how they can help you:

  • obtaining domestic violence protection orders
  • developing safety plans
  • support you to relocate to a place of safety
  • advice on appointing or revoking a power of attorney
  • information on protective strategies to manage your assets and prevent or stop financial abuse
  • advocacy and negotiation on your behalf if you are a resident of a retirement village experiencing unfair contract terms and conditions
  • advising on recovery of property or money following elder abuse or financial exploitation.

You can get help by phone, appointment at a service centre or, where possible, they can visit you in your home or another safe location.

For more information contact your nearest service:

Brisbane Seniors Legal and Support Service
Caxton Legal Centre Inc.
1 Manning Street
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3214 6333

Cairns Community Legal Centre—Seniors Legal Service
Level 1, 85 Lake Street
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Phone: 1800 062 608

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre—Seniors Legal Service
16 Torquay Road
PIALBA QLD 4655
Phone: (07) 4124 6863

Toowoomba Seniors Legal Support Service
The Advocacy and Support Centre Inc.
223 Hume Street
SOUTH TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350
Phone: (07) 4616 9700

Townsville Community Legal Service—Seniors Legal Service
Unit 2 181 Sturt Street
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4721 5511

Rockhampton Relationships Australia Queensland
High Street
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700
Phone: 1300 063 232

Mackay Relationships Australia Queensland
45 Victoria Street
MACKAY QLD 4740
Phone: 1300 063 232

Gladstone Relationships Australia Queensland
10 Tank Street
GLADSTONE QLD 4680
Phone: 1300 063 232

Maroochydore Relationships Australia Queensland
27 Evans Street
MAROOCHYDORE QLD 4558
Phone: 1300 063 232

Gold Coast Relationships Australia Queensland
112 Robina Town Centre Drive
ROBINA QLD 4226
Phone: 1300 063 232

Bundaberg Relationships Australia Queensland
14 Tantitha Street
BUNDABERG QLD 4670
Phone: 1300 063 232