Homeless or at risk of homelessness

The Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic (HPLC) provides free legal representation and advice to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness at a number of community agencies across Queensland.

Often complex legal and social issues push a person into homelessness or prevent them from finding more stable accommodation. The Legal Clinic’s lawyers can give you advice about your rights, explain your legal options and represent you to resolve these issues.

By working closely with you and your support network, we look to remove the legal barriers that may be having a negative impact on your life and housing. The Legal Clinic operates at various locations where you can access other support services.

If you are at risk of homelessness, come and speak with our volunteer lawyers about the help we can provide.

How can the Legal Clinic help?

The clinic can help clients with civil law matters, including:

  • If someone is chasing you for money;
  • If you have unpaid fines;
  • If you are having problems with your landlord, are being evicted or struggling to get a new rental;
  • If someone else make decisions about your money or healthcare; or
  • If you have you been the victim of a violent crime or domestic violence.

If you would like to speak with our lawyers about the help we can provide, please come and see us at one of our Legal Clinics.

Legal Clinic locations

LawRight currently has Legal Clinics based at:

Brisbane

Brisbane Youth Service
42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
Phone: 3620 2400
Monday
(by appointment)
1.00pm to 3.00pm
Micah Projects
162 Boundary Street, West End
Phone: 3036 4444
Tuesday
(drop-in and by appointment)
10.00am to 11.30am
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
967 Brunswick Street, New Farm
Phone: 3358 5600
Fortnightly Tuesday
(drop-in and by appointment)
10.00am to 11.30am
OzCare
48 Peel Street, South Brisbane
Fortnightly Thursday
(residents only)
9.00am to 10.00am
3rd Space
505 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Phone: 3254 1144
Thursday
(drop-in)
9.00am to 11.00am
Roma House
535 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
Thursday
(residents only)
9.30am to 11.30am


Cairns

Cairns - Douglas House
198 Grafton Street, Cairns
Phone: 4051 6560
Fortnightly Monday
(residents only)
9:00am to 11:00am
Cairns - Homelessness Service Hub
149-153 Bunda Street, Cairns
Phone: 4046 8050
Tuesday
(by appointment)

9.00am to 11.00am
Cairns - Wuchopperen Health Clinic
6 Moignard Street, Cairns
Phone: 4080 1000
Thursday
(by appointment)
9.00am to 11.00am


If you are already connected to one of these services, we suggest you speak with your support worker about arranging an appointment.

 

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