Providing free and confidential advice to the LGBTIQA+ community throughout Queensland.
Our legal advice consultations are held over the phone. Our consultation times are flexible, depending on what suits you and our volunteer lawyers. To book an appointment, please provide your details via this form and a client intake form will be sent to you. Once complete, we will assess whether we can assist and get in touch to arrange an appointment. We aim to speak to you within two weeks of receiving your completed intake form.
We can assist with many legal issues including; family law, domestic violence, criminal law, discrimination and human rights, employment, gender identity, surrogacy and parenting rights, administrative law and general civil law.
If you are looking for information about your legal problem, you can search our factsheets by area of law. We provide basic legal information and tell you if we can help or who is best to help you.
The LGBTI Legal Service will close for the Christmas/New Year period from 5.00pm on Friday 16 December 2022 and re-open on Monday 9 January 2023 at 9.00am. During this time, our telephone and emails will not be monitored.
We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and look forward to delivering service to our Community in 2023.
LGBTI Legal Service pay our deepest respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Sistergirls & Brotherboys community and recognise the ongoing battle for visibility and inclusivity.
We pay respect to Elders past present and emerging. We acknowledge the wisdom, strength and truth telling of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In the spirit of reconciliation, we are committed to fostering a culture of shared knowledge and learnings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accessing justice.
The LGBTI Legal Service is grateful for the ongoing support of the community to help with our mission to provide access to justice through offering free legal advice. Please help us to help our community by making a tax-deductible donation.
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 LGBTIQA+ 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 LGBTIQA+ 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 LGBTIQA+ 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.
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