You can Consult a Solicitor – face to face and over the telephone
Apart from our Thursday evening walk-in service, all appointments must be made by phoning 07 3881 3500 or by visiting our centre during opening hours.
- Held at The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service (4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine)
- Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm
- Up to 45 minutes
Thursday nights – walk-in service*
- Held at The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service (4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine)
- 5.45pm – 7.00pm
- Up to 20-minute sessions
- No appointment required
*Please note, this walk-in service does not operate during the Queensland December-January school holidays, and public holidays
What a solicitor can and can’t do for you
A solicitor can:
- Listen to you, ensuring they understand what you mean;
- Tell you what the law says in a way that you understand;
- Give you choices about what you can do;
- Help you decide what you want to do; and
- Tell you about other services.
A solicitor can’t:
- Fix all of your problems;
- Spend unlimited time with you and on your legal issue;
- Always say for sure what will happen;
- Always do what you want them to do; and
- Always make other people do the right thing.
The legal service has limited resources which may restrict the services that can be provided. There are some areas of the law that we are unable to cover and in these instances referrals will be made where possible.
The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service (PRCLS) is expanding its community legal services further north in the Moreton Bay Region as from 1st July 2021.
Legal advice appointments are available face to face, and over the phone. Call 3881 3500 to make an appointment at any of the locations below.
- DECEPTION BAY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 24 Endeavour Street Deception Bay: Mondays
- CABOOLTURE, The Hub – 1st Floor, 4 Haskins Street, Caboolture: Wednesdays and Thursdays
- REDCLIFFE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 1 Lamington Drive, Redcliffe: Fridays
- KALLANGUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 51 Marsden Road, Kallangur: Fridays
- BRIBIE ISLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – once a month on a Thursday
- STRATHPINE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP CENTRE, Strathpine: Tuesdays
- STRATHPINE: 4A/481 Gympie Road Strathpine: Monday-Friday (by appointment); Evening Walk-in service – no appointment needed, every Thursday at Strathpine 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA)
We may be able to assist you to prepare an Enduring Power of Attorney. If you would like an appointment for this please note that we will request that you bring along a letter from your general medical practitioner that confirms that you have the capacity to understand what an Enduring Power is about.
The Legal Service participates in law reform activities periodically. We do this in line with the presenting needs of our clients and our underpinning social justice principles. This may occur by making submissions prior to legislative changes.
Family law: Parenting Plans, Parenting Consent Court Orders and Property Consent Orders
We may be able to assist you to draft or review your draft, of the above documents. For property consent orders you need to have a small property pool and no companies or trusts involved.
Please make an appointment to find out more or to discuss your requirements.
- Pine Rivers Magistrates Court
- For Domestic and Family Violence matters, and for Child Protection matters.
Community Family Mediation Service
The Community Family Mediation Service (CFMS) is an initiative of the Pine Rivers Community Legal Service.
The CFMS provides mediation at no cost to people who are separated and are experiencing disadvantage in accessing the legal system. An assessment process takes place to determine suitability and eligibility for mediation.
Mediation services are provided for financial/property settlements, and for children’s matters only.
Mediations are for a maximum of 4 hours and are mediated by Nationally Accredited Mediators and, where required, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.
Mediation Services Available
- PROPERTY/FINANCIAL MEDIATION
For people who are separated and need to settle their outstanding property/financial matters.
- MEDIATION REGARDING PARENTING MATTERS
For parents and family members needing to make arrangements regarding children.
The service has Government funding and there is an assessment process. We can email you our pre intake assessment form, or you can call us at 3881 3500 for a pre intake assessment.
If you have any questions regarding this service, please feel free to contact us using the details below:
Community Legal Education
The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service is available to provide free community legal education on various topics of law to community groups and organisations.
To find out more, please call 3881 3500 or email
Do you need advice as a result of the impact of floods?
Walk-in without an appointment for a consultation of up to 20 minutes
Strathpine – 4A/481 Gympie Road Strathpine Qld 4500; 5:45pm-7pm Thursday (this service does not start again until February 2.)
Deception Bay – 24 Endeavour Street Deception Bay, Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre; 1pm-3pm Monday.
Caboolture – 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture, The Hub on level 1; 1pm-3pm Wednesday.
Redcliffe – 1 Lamington Drive, Redcliffe, Redcliffe Neighbourhood Centre; 5:30pm-7pm Tuesday (this service does not start until February 21)
Strathpine, Deception Bay, and Caboolture occur weekly, while Redcliffe will occur once a month.
Information for Young People
Pine Rivers Community Legal Service and Legal Aid QLD – Part 1 of Youth Chat – Access to Justice and Police
Often young people don’t get legal advice because they don’t know about legal services available to them.
This presentation looks at the meaning of justice and provides young people with practical information on free legal advice services in their community. It also explores some myths, facts, do’s and don’ts when dealing with Police.
Pine Rivers Community Legal Service and Legal Aid QLD – Part 2 of Youth Chat – Sexting, Revenge Porn and Tenancy
In this digital age, it’s easy for pictures and information to be quickly spread using technology like our smartphones. However, “sexting” and “revenge porn” can be serious offences and it is important for young people to understand the law and the consequences.
This presentation also gives an overview of the processes and laws regarding tenancy which is important for young people to know as they move to independent living.
New programs under the Pine Rivers Community Legal Service
PRCLS staff are all ‘Love bites’ trained and are able to provide Love bites Respectful Relationship workshops at schools or youth groups.
LOVE BiTES aims to provide young people with a safe environment to examine, discuss and explore respectful relationships.
All Love Bites programming takes a strength-based approach and views young people as active participants who are able to make choices for themselves and their relationships when supported with information and opportunity for skill development.
LOVE BiTES education is focused on three critical areas for learning:
- Knowledge: youth-led collaborative learning
- Attitudes: critical thinking and decision-making, and
- Behaviours: problem solving and communication skills
If interested, please call us on 3881 3500 or email for more information on these no-cost workshops.
Mental Health Legal Service
As part of Encircle Ltd the Pine Rivers Community Legal Service assists more than 200 people every month to access free legal advice, information, document drafting, and referrals. We also provide free legal education in schools and to community groups.
The Pine Rivers Community Mental Health Legal Service has been recently established thanks to the funding received from the QLD government under the National Legal Assistance Partnership to support the early resolution of legal problems and improve access to the justice system for people who have a mental health condition.
The Mental Health Legal Service provides legal advice and support to vulnerable clients in the Moreton Bay region who have a mental health condition by increasing their awareness of how to access legal assistance, supporting them to address their legal problems in a timely manner, and assisting them to self-advocate.
We adopt a holistic approach to support clients with mental health conditions and collaborate with other service providers and professionals to facilitate appropriate referrals to best address client needs.
What we do
We provide the following free legal services to clients who have a mental health condition:
Legal information and legal advice about:
- Family Law matters (including parenting, financial settlement, and divorce)
- Domestic and Family Violence
- Child Protection matters
- Minor debt matters
- Minor criminal matters
- Consumer Law matters
- Minor civil disputes
- Drafting Legal documents in the above areas of law.
- Referral to other services that can help
We offer appointments by phone and face-to face in the following areas:
How to make an appointment
Phone: 07 3881 3500
Please note: Email address is for making appointments only. We can not provide legal advice by email.
Kristy is the Solicitor for the newly funded Mental Health Legal Service.
Prior to being admitted as a Solicitor in March 2018, I worked as a psychologist for over 10 years supporting clients impacted by crime and domestic and family violence. I assisted them to navigate the legal system and recover from the negative impacts on their mental health.
Since being admitted, I have worked in the areas of Criminal Law, Domestic and Family Violence, Child Protection, and Administrative Law.
I am excited to be a part of the PRCLS team as the Mental Health Solicitor. I am passionate about helping vulnerable clients with a mental health condition to access legal information and advice, and to assist them in the timely resolution of their legal matters. We can also refer clients to other services who can help.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and exploring new places and love to spend time with my family.