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Legal Aid Queensland Christmas and New Year closures

If you or your family are at risk of harm, please call the police. In an emergency call 000.

Our offices and client contact centre

Including the Natural disaster legal help, Legal information line, Indigenous information line, Grants enquiries line, Duty Lawyer lines and Counselling Notes Protect line.

  • closed from 2pm Thursday 24 December 2020, for the Christmas and new year holiday period
  • reopen on Monday 4 January 2021, see office locations for start times

Youth Advice Hotline

  • closed from 9pm Thursday 24 December
  • reopen at midnight on Friday 25 December 2020

Your Story Disability Legal Support

  • closed from Friday 25 December 2020
  • reopen at 9.15am (AEDT) on Monday 11 January 2021

During this time if you need to contact the service, you can leave a message and we will contact you when the service reopens.

How to get help while we are closed

Domestic or family violence

If you're experiencing domestic or family violence call DV Connect on 1800 811 811—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Child safety

If you're concerned about the safety of children, contact the child safety after-hours service on 07 3235 9999 or 1800 177 135.

Family law matters

For urgent family law matters, such as the removal or recovery of children, contact the family law National Enquiry Centre on 1300 352 000 or via their web chat. This service operates 8:30am to 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Going to court

If you've been arrested and held in custody before a court appearance, or you have to go to court during this time, the court you're appearing in may arrange for you to see a Legal Aid Queensland duty lawyer.


You can also find free legal information and publications on our website under Find Legal Information.

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