Accessible legal and social justice for a safer future for women and children.
Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) is committed to a society where every woman:
can live free from violence and discrimination.
can tell her story, have it heard and respected, without judgement.
receives a just and equitable outcome from legal and social systems.
Informed by feminist principles:
What we do
WLSQ provides legal assistance and other key support services to women in the areas of domestic and family violence, family law, child protection and sexual assault – counselling notes protect matters.
Domestic and family violence
We provide legal advice and other support to women in the area of domestic and family violence including:
Applying for a protection order
Duty lawyer services at the domestic violence callover in the Caboolture, Holland Park and Ipswich Magistrates Courts
Specialist financial counselling and support for women who have experienced financial abuse
Connecting women with local support services
We provide legal advice and other support to women experiencing family law issues including:
Post-separation property arrangements
Post-separation parenting arrangements, including child support
We provide legal advice and other support to women who have been contacted by Child Safety (Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services).
Sexual assault – counselling notes protect
We provide legal advice and other support to women and not-for-profit counselling services who are seeking to protect counselling notes from being made available to the court in sexual assault matters.
Who we are
WLSQ is a for-purpose organisation providing free legal advice and other key support services; accessed through a variety of pathways.
Our services are provided through our dedicated employees and volunteers, with oversight from our CEO, chair and board.
We thank our patron, our ambassadors and the community for their generous support.
Women’s Legal Service Queensland was formed in 1984 after a meeting of committed women from a mix of welfare and legal backgrounds identified the need for a free service that would respond to legal issues affecting women in Queensland.
WLSQ respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, particularly the Turrbul, Jagera and Kabi Kabi peoples and the Yugambeh Language Region on whose lands our offices sit. We pay our deepest respects to elders, past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture. We especially honour First Nations women and the traditions they carry.
Call our Helpline to book a free legal advice appointment