We offer free legal advice to Queensland’s LGBTI community
The LGBTI Legal Service offers free and confidential legal advice to Queensland residents who identify as members of the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community.
Consultations are held in-person at our Fortitude Valley office, via telephone or via videoconference for clients who live outside of Brisbane. To ensure a solicitor who specialises in your type of legal issue is available, please telephone Client Services on (07) 3124 7160 to book an appointment.
We can assist with many legal issues including family law, domestic violence, surrogacy and parenting rights, criminal law (including victim support), employment law, gender identity, civil law, administrative law and government decisions, discrimination and human rights issues.
Before attending your session, please read more about what to expect at our Legal Advice Consultations.
Who are we?
The LGBTI Legal Service Inc is a non-profit community-based legal service that began service on 7 July 2010. The organisation was officially launched on 1 December 2010 by former Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG.
The Service recognises the difficulties faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community, and seeks to assist the Queensland LGBTI community to gain access to justice through the provision of legal and social welfare services. We also endeavour to provide community legal education activities and resources in order to increase awareness of legal rights and responsibilities for the LGBTI community in Queensland. The Service includes a Law Reform division that actively advocates for law reform and human rights.
The LGBTI Legal Service Inc was established by, and continues to be overseen by, a Management Committee of individuals representing the diverse communities within the LGBTI community. As a non-profit community organisation, we rely heavily on the support of the community and volunteers. There are many ways that you can become part of and assist our organisation: see Support Us.
The LGBTI Legal Service acknowledges the Turrbal, Jagera/Yuggera, Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people as the traditional owners of the land where the Service operates. We pay respect to their elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play in the LGBTI community.