Who we are
Established in 1984, Women's Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) is a for-purpose organisation providing free legal advice and other key supporting services; accessed through a variety of pathways. Services are provided through our dedicated staff and volunteers (network).
Bringing our focus and expertise to legal and social issues affecting women, we are committed to a society in which 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.
WLSQ respectfully acknowledges the traditional peoples and homelands of the Jagera and Turrbul on which our main office operates. Our service strives to respect and embrace the Elders, holders and keepers of the traditional authorities. We commit to assisting and supporting all First Nations women.
Why we exist
Community legal organisations such as WLSQ exist to provide assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients. We are often the first point of contact for people who live and identify as women in Queensland seeking assistance, or their last resort when all other attempts to seek legal assistance have failed.
We have special concern for all women and children who face additional discrimination for reasons such as, but not limited to, poverty, destitution, social class, race, age, religion, disability, and sexuality.
- Family law
- Domestic and family violence
- Sexual assault (Counselling Notes Protect)
- Law reform
- Advocacy, community, and sector-wide engagement
Accessible legal and social justice for a safer future for women and children.
Informed by feminist principles ~ Care, respect, inclusivity, accountability, collaboration
View our strategic plan here