Need Legal Assistance? Hear from the team about the best way to make contact and the variety of services we provide.

Our dedicated team have helped put together a series of short videos to give you better insight into ATSILS & the legal services we provide.

Need Legal Assistance? Call ATSILS 24/7 Free Call Hotline – 1800 012 255

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service provides innovative, professional and culturally competent legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.


NEW – Murri Court Website Launched. Great resources available for defendants, stakeholders & the public.

The webpage features information on how the Murri Court process works along with information on the history of the court. Intended for use by stakeholders, Community Justice Groups, defendants, and the general public, the Murri Court webpage is the first of the Courts Innovation Program’s webpages to be revamped as DJAG continue our effort to keep our programs accessible to the community.

The webpage now provides links to a variety of documents including:

· Murri Court forms and templates including payment claim forms
· Murri Court brochure, poster, and factsheets
· Murri Court videos
· Murri Court practice direction and important legislation
· Murri Court feedback report
· Murri Court evaluation report

The Murri Court Website can be found here:


What is Murri Court?

MEDIA RELEASE: Senate Inquiry Report provides critical recommendations to improve justice outcomes for First Peoples

The Change the Record (CTR) Coalition has today welcomed the release of a major report by the Senate Finance and Public Administration Reference Committee into ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services’. This report makes a number of critical recommendations aimed at improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including adequate support for legal assistance services.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are currently 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous Australians. At the same time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence than non-Indigenous women. These issues are compounded by a number of significant barriers to accessing legal assistance services and the lack of a holistic, coordinated whole-of-government approach aimed at addressing the underlying drivers of imprisonment and violence rates.

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OUR STAFF: A big congratulations to Tim and Trevor from our Maroochydore office

ATSILS MaroochydoreA big congratulations to Tim and Trevor from our Maroochydore office who were presented with certificates of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and Murri Court in the Caboolture region over a period of many years. The certificates were awarded by the Caboolture Justice Group, Buranga Widjung and Trevor was also presented with a Murri Court sash as seen in the picture.

Our great team at the Maroochydore Office deliver Family, Civil and Criminal law services in the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture area and work hard to ensure the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have better access to quality legal services in the region.