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Our mission

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.

Our values

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
Family law

We provide legal advice and other support to women experiencing family law issues including:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Post-separation property arrangements
  • Post-separation parenting arrangements, including child support
Child protection

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.


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