We provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across Southern Queensland.
We deliver knowledge sharing forums and cross agency collaborations to improve information and access to the legal system and our services.
We offer court support, professional counselling and referral services to ensure client needs are met in an integrated and holistic way.
We champion legislative, policy and societal change by promoting, reporting and participating in activities that advance client requests.
Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland, also known as AFLSSQ, is an Indigenous Corporation that provides legal and other support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Southern Queensland.
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.
Protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's right to determine their own futures.
Assist people to access and exercise their right to be heard and treated fairly before the law.
Foster relationships that have regard for the difference, rights and traditions of all.
Maintain open, transparent and professional practices that instil confidence and inspire trust in the law and our services.
Our communities are located in the shire and regional local government areas of Balonne (Shire), Bulloo (Shire), Cherbourg (Shire), Goondiwindi (Region), Maranoa (Region), Murweh (Shire), Paroo (Shire), Quilpie (Shire), South Burnett (Region), Southern Downs (Region), Toowoomba (Region) and Western Downs (Region).