YFS Legal

YFS operates a community legal centre in the Logan community. Although we are for all ages we do specialise in providing information, advice, and representation for clients 10 – 25 years of age who find themselves needing help with criminal law matters.



UPDATE: YFS Legal is continuing to provide legal advice, but has moved to telephone appointments. We’re contacting all of our existing legal clients to let them know. In the meantime to make a telephone appointment with the YFS Legal team, call us on 3826 1500.

How we can help

As part of our service we provide a duty lawyer at the Beenleigh Children’s Court on Monday mornings each fortnight.

YFS Legal also provide one-off free legal advice appointments on family, civil, tenancy and criminal law matters.  There are certain areas of law that YFS Legal cannot assist with, such as personal injury, business matters or advice to landlords.

YFS Legal run regular clinics at a number of locations. If we can assist with a specific matter an appointment may be made – you need an appointment in order to attend.

For one-off advice, each appointment is limited to 20 to 30 minutes.

Who is eligible

People of all ages from Logan and surrounds who require legal advice.


YFS Legal volunteer service

As part of our commitment to the community we have a Wednesday night legal clinic which is supported by volunteer practising solicitors, lawyers and barristers from the greater Brisbane community. If you wish to volunteer your time at the clinic please click on contact us and give us a call.


Click on the “newsroom” for a number of informative brochures which may help your situation.

YFS Legal Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Court services at Beaudesert Flyer

R4Respect YFS Legal – Sexting – Legal fact sheet

R4Respect YFS Legal – Domestic Violence in Same-Sex Relationships – Legal fact sheet

R4Respect YFS Legal – Sex and the law – Legal fact sheet

R4Respect YFS Legal – Domestic Violence in Intimate Relationships – Legal fact sheet

YFS Legal – Sentencing Options – Legal fact sheet

YFS Legal – Party safe – Legal fact sheet

YFS Legal – Drugs and the law – Legal fact sheet

YFS Legal – Driving – Legal fact sheet

YFS Legal – Family law brochure



Click on these links to access information from other organisations that might help your situation:

Domestic Violence

YFS domestic and family violence services – https://www.yfs.org.au/services/domestic-and-family-violence/

DVconnect – http://www.dvconnect.org/

QLD courts – http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/going-to-court/domestic-violence

QLD Police – https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/dv/default.htm

QLD Government – https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/domestic-family-violence-getting-help/

DV weblink – http://qlddomesticviolencelink.org.au/

Immigrant Women’s Support Service – http://www.iwss.org.au/

Access Community Services – http://www.accesscommunity.org.au/

Legal Aid QLD – http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Find-legal-information/Relationships-and-children/Domestic-and-family-violence

Family Law

Federal Circuit Court – http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fccweb/family-law-matters/

Family Court of Australia – http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/home

Family Relationships Centre – http://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/SERVICES/FRC/Pages/default.aspx

Legal Aid QLD – http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Find-legal-information

Employment Law

Fair Work Commission – https://www.fwc.gov.au/

Fair Work Ombudsman –  https://www.fairwork.gov.au/

Federal Circuit Court of Australia – http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fccweb/gfl/industrial-law/

Caxton Legal Centre Inc. publication “Have you lost your job?” – https://caxton.org.au/pdfs/Have%20you%20lost%20your%20job%20kit%20Nov%202013.pdf

Neighbourhood Disputes

QLD Government – https://www.qld.gov.au/law/housing-and-neighbours/disputes-about-fences-trees-and-buildings/

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (tree disputes) – http://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/matter-types/tree-disputes

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (fence disputes) – http://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/matter-types/dividing-fence-disputes

Caxton Legal Centre Inc. publication “Dividing Fences” – https://caxton.org.au/pdfs/Dividing%20Fences%20Kit%202017.pdf

Caxton Legal Centre Inc. publication “Tree Disputes” – https://caxton.org.au/pdfs/Tree%20Disputes%20kit%202017.pdf


Queensland Statewide Tenants Advice and Referral Service – https://qstars.org.au/

Residential Tenancies Authority – https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/

Human Rights

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland – http://www.adcq.qld.gov.au/

Australian Human Rights Commission – https://www.humanrights.gov.au/

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal – http://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/

Queensland Government – https://www.qld.gov.au/law/your-rights/discrimination-and-equality/discrimination-and-your-rights/

Civil Disputes / Consumer Disputes

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (minor civil disputes) – http://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/matter-types/minor-civil-disputes

Queensland Courts – http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/

Office of Fair Trading – https://www.qld.gov.au/law/fair-trading/

Queensland Law Society – http://www.qls.com.au/Home

Financial Ombudsman Service – http://www.fos.org.au/

Credit and Investments Ombudsman Service – http://www.cio.org.au/

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – https://www.accc.gov.au/

Other community legal centres and self help guides/fact sheets

Legal aid – http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Get-legal-help

Youth advocacy Centre – http://www.yac.net.au/

Southwest Brisbane Community Legal Centre – http://www.communitylegal.org.au/

Caxton Legal Centre – https://caxton.org.au/

Community legal centres – http://communitylegalqld.org.au/find-legal-help/about-free-legal-advice

Criminal law

Qld Govt, Your, rights and the law  – https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/types-of-crime/

Legal aid, criminal law process – http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Find-legal-information/Criminal-justice/Criminal-court-process

youth offenders and the justice system – https://www.qld.gov.au/law/sentencing-prisons-and-probation/young-offenders-and-the-justice-system/

criminal law duty lawyer – http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Find-legal-information/Criminal-justice/Criminal-court-process/Criminal-law-duty-lawyer

How to use our services

YFS understands it is hard to ring without knowing exactly what to ask for, that’s why we have one central door for all new people, called YFS Connect.

Contact YFS