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Help - Criminal

Legal Aid Queensland can assist with criminal charges, Mental Health court matters, Court of Appeal matters, Children’s court matters, and traffic and driving offences 

Phone: 1300 651 188

Website: www.legalaid.qld.gov.au

Office locations:  click here
If you are eligible, you may apply for legal aid after getting advice. For more information on eligibility, click here 


Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) - If you have a disability that has connected you to the criminal justice system and there is no other more suitable service to assist you, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) has a Justice Support Program to help you to get legal advice or representation, try to resolve an issue and help you to comply with court orders. The advocate appointed by QAI can help find legal and community services to support you, and stay in the community and help stop any further instances with the criminal justice system.

Phone: (07) 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582
Website: www.qai.org.au 


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Prisoners Legal Service (PLS) offers free legal advice, information, assistance and referrals to Queensland prisoners. PLS can assist you if you are in prison and require assistance in parole application, prison matters or financial counselling. They cannot provide advice or presentation to you about any criminal charges.

Website: www.pls.com

Phone:  (07) 3846 5074 or

Use prisoner telephone advice service (available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am to 1pm). Call PLS using the Arunta Prisoner Telephone System (PTS)

  1. Enter your Inmate ID number
  2. Enter your four digit PIN
  3. Enter *#05


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) provide culturally competent legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland. They can assist you with representation and advice in criminal matters.

Phone: 1800 012 255
Website: http://www.atsils.org.au/contact/


Legalpedia is an online database operated by LawRight. It contains fact sheets, information and links to advocacy groups.

Website:  http://www.legalpediaqld.org.au/index.php?title=Criminal_and_Street_Offences






Easy English Booklet - Getting Legal Help

Legal Aid Queensland have an Easy English booklet to help people understand how to, step by step, get help for thier legal issues.

To view the guide click here

To order the booklet online click here

Phone: 1300 65 11 88

Website: www.legalaid.qld.gov.au