If you, or someone else, are in immediate danger, please call ‘000’.
If no one is in immediate danger, you can access our list of helpful numbers and services. These services can help people to stay safe. This can include supporting you, and the people you care about, to make a ‘safety plan’ over the phone. Safety planning is about the practical things that can be done to stay safe. If the person you’re concerned about doesn’t need legal advice, but you or they would like advice about staying safe, contact one of these services.
As a supporter, you can contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732. Counsellors are available 24/7 to chat with you about how you can support yourself, and the people you care about, and direct you to other support services if needed.
Our solicitors can give women free advice about their legal options if they feel afraid of their partner or ex-partner. This may include legal advice on how to obtain a domestic violence order in Queensland.
You can support, or encourage, them to call the WLSQ Helpline on 1800 957 957, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, to speak with our specially trained team of female intake officers who can provide information and referrals to women and, if appropriate, arrange a legal advice appointment with a lawyer.
Please be aware that we must speak directly with the person experiencing the legal issue. We cannot provide anyone else with advice on behalf of the person with the legal issue.
If they cannot get to a phone, but they can leave the house, we hold a drop-in legal advice clinic each Monday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at our Annerley office in Brisbane.
If they are not sure if they need legal advice or practical safety planning, please encourage them to give us a call. WLSQ has social workers who can provide practical support, or we can refer them to an appropriate service that may be able to help.