Community Legal Advice Service

Gympie Community Place provides access to free community legal advice in partnership with the Taylor Street Community Legal Service. Taylor Street Community Legal Service is located in Hervey Bay but provides community legal services into the Gympie region.

Gympie appointments and advice sessions are managed locally by Gympie Community Place.

What Is Provided?

The service provides:

15 minutes of free, confidential legal advice. This is provided in a weekly clinic and is by appointment only. 

Private & personal consultation – the advice is provided face to face, one on one with a local solicitor.   

Help with common legal issues – The service commonly provides advice on legal matters such as:

  • Family Law
  • Domestic & Family Violence 
  • Child Safety
  • Crime
  • Traffic Law
  • Debt & Bankruptcy
  • Workplace matters
  • Discrimination
  • Residential Tenancies
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law

What Is Not Provided?

The service is for advice only – the solicitor cannot represent you or do anything on your behalf such as complete forms, sign or witness documents or attend court.

No drop in (immediate) or telephone advice is available – assistance is by appointment only.

No specialist legal advice – this service cannot give advice on specialist legal matters such as personal injury, commercial or business law, taxation, immigration or native title.

How to I Access the Service?

To make an appointment in Gympie simply contact the Gympie Community Place. You can call us on 5482 1147 or drop into the reception during office hours. We are not able to make legal appointments via email because of the various details we need to collect. If you are unable to call us or visit the centre, you may email us with a request to call you about a possible appointment.

Please note that this service is very popular and only provides limited appointments in a weekly clinic.  Current wait times for an appointment are 2-3 weeks. 

Taylor Street Community Legal Service is available in many other areas including Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gin Gin & Childers. Regional areas including Tairo, Tin Can Bay, Biggenden, Gayndah, Eidsvold, Mundubbera & Monto. 

For information or appointments for any area outside of Gympie, you will need to contact Taylor Street Community Legal Service directly on 07/4194 2663