ABOUT US

Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland, also known as AFLSSQ, is a First Nation
Not for Profit Charitable Corporation that provides legal and other support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
We are a community-controlled organisation (ACCO).

 

Our vision is to understand, respond and prevent violence to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Southern
Queensland to live safely in their own homes and communities.
Our mission is to develop and deliver culturally-appropriate, high-quality services, to make and maintain inclusive
relationships and collaborative partnerships, and to advance and affect practices that empower women, men and children to make informed
decisions about families, communities and lives in ways that are respectful, responsible and right for them and their communities.

OUR SERVICES

We provide legal & Support services.
We pride ourselves on delivering services that help Indigenous families live better lives.

LEGAL

Trusted Lawyers

We provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across Southern Queensland.

EDUCATION

Experienced Staff

We deliver knowledge sharing forums and cross agency collaborations to improve information and access to the legal system and our services.

COUNSELLING

Professional Counsellors

We offer professional counselling, court support, and referral services to ensure client needs are met in an integrated and holistic way.

ADVOCACY

Working Together

We champion legislative, policy and societal change by promoting, reporting and participating in activities that advance client requests.

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We specialise in:

Domestic and Family Violence
Child Protection
Family Law
Victims Compensation
Witness Assistance
Elder Abuse
First Nation Kinship Carers Support
Specialist First Nations Mediation
Counselling/Case Management

Eligibility

You may be eligible for our services if:

  • You or the child/ren are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Experiencing or have experienced family violence and/or sexual assault
  • Live in the following shire and regional local government areas:

Balonne Shire, Bulloo Shire, Cherbourg Shire, Goondiwindi Region, Maranoa Region, Murweh Shire, Paroo Shire, Quilpie Shire, South Burnett Region, Southern Downs Region, Toowoomba Region, Western Downs Region and Central Queensland.

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Need our help? Here's what you need to do to get started in three easy steps.

CONTACT US

Contact us via the form below to get started or ask a question and we’ll get back to you right away.

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