Support services for families and friends

Queensland Coronial Legal Service

Caxton Legal Centre and Townsville Community Legal Service operate the Queensland Coronial Legal Service which:

  • provides free legal advice to bereaved family members about any aspect of the coronial process and associated issues;
  • provide representation to family members appearing in some inquests (where the matter fits with casework guidelines); and
  • works with other service providers to help bereaved families connect with social work, counselling and other support services.

For more information you can make an appointment by contacting:

Caxton Legal Centre

Phone: (07) 3214 6333



Townsville Community Legal Service

Phone: (07) 4721 5511



Support Services for families and friends

  • Standby Suicide Service – Uniting Care suicide bereavement programs for people who live in the Brisbane and Far North Queensland
  • Lifeline – Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
  • Kids Helpline – Free, private, confidential phone and online counseling for 5 to 25 year olds
  • Reach Out -  Mental health organisation for young people and their parents
  • Red Nose - For families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child
  • Victims Counselling and Support Services – For people affected by violent crime, either directly or indirectly.
  • Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group – Range of support services for people affected by the death of a loved one by homicide
  • The Compassionate Friends, Qld Inc. – Grief support for parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of a child
  • Salvos Careline – Phone crisis counselling for issues including bereavement
  • Victims Assist Queensland – Referral services for victims of crime and their families, includes financial assistance information for funeral expenses
  • Paradise Kids – Grief and loss support program for kids
  • Suicide Call Back Service – Phone counselling for those at risk of suicide and those affected by the death of a loved one by suicide
  • Griefline – Supports people experiencing loss and grief at any stage of life
  • Oneplace -  Community services directory for Queensland parents, families and professionals looking for support.
  • National Indigenous Postvention Service - Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families impacted by a loss from suicide or other traumatic event through 24/7 culturally responsive support.