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Legal Aid Queensland works with our partners to provide access to justice for disadvantaged Queenslanders by providing legal information, advice and representation.


Information about the law

Our legal information service is free. We give you information about the law and the legal system. You can access this service:

  • Online by searching the legal information and publications areas of our site.
  • By telephone on 1300 65 11 88 for the cost of a local call from a landline in Australia. Client information officers listen to your problem and explain the legal issues involved, tell you about the law and tell you how to access our services or refer you to other services which can help you.
  • Face-to-face by talking to a client information officer at one of our 14 offices in Queensland or by visiting one of our community access points.

Community legal education

Community legal education and information sessions can be organised on a variety of legal topics such as: Need legal help; Family law and you; Domestic violence; Child protection law in practice and Consumer protection issues. Information sessions are tailored to audience needs, whether it's for the community sector, government service providers, or community members. These sessions are subject to the availability of our staff. For more information, please contact communitylegaled@legalaid.qld.gov.au

Find community legal education resources in our Publications area.

Legal advice

We have lawyers who can talk to you about how the law applies to your legal problem and what you may be able to do about it. See the legal advice area for more information.

Please note: Legal Aid Queensland does not provide legal advice by email.

Legal representation

Duty lawyer representation

Legal Aid Queensland arranges duty lawyer services in criminal matters in more than 100 magistrates and children's courts throughout Queensland.

Family law duty lawyer services are available in the Brisbane and Townsville Family Courts and Federal Circuit Court. The duty lawyer helps you on the day you are in court. This is a free service.

Representation with a grant of legal aid

Legal representation is available if you get a grant of legal aid. To get a grant of legal aid you must:

  • be financially eligible under our means test
  • have a case which comes within the guidelines set by government
  • have reasonable prospects of succeeding in the legal action.

You can apply for a grant of legal aid through a private lawyer who does legal aid work or directly to Legal Aid Queensland. It is best to get legal advice before applying for a grant of legal aid.

Specialist services

Legal Aid Queensland offers various specialist services to assist priority groups with specific legal problems. These specialist services are staffed by experienced solicitors who are experts in specific areas of law.

They incorporate the four access strategies (Indigenous, Rural and Regional, Women and Youth), established to improve service delivery to those within the community identified as being significantly disadvantaged with regard to accessing legal aid services.

For more information about services offered by Legal Aid Queensland, phone 1300 65 11 88.

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