David Wenitong

Solicitor David Wenitong, a proud Kabi Kabi man and Australian South Sea Islander, studied law at Central Queensland University.  
He worked as a restorative justice conference convener at the Queensland Department of Youth Justice as a Court Support Officer and Solicitor with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) .  
David has a passion for social justice and advocating for First Nations people’s rights and became involved in mental health whilst representing individuals in Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) matters while working at ATSILS. 

He was an Independent Patient Rights Adviser (IPRA) with Queensland Health, empowering and supporting individuals and their families to understand their rights and gain confidence in presenting their views, wishes and preferences for their own treatment and care. 

David also spent two years as an Indigenous Advocate/Senior Solicitor at Queensland Advocacy Incorporate (QAI).  

In February 2023, David was appointed as a Full Time Regional Legal member of Queensland’s Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT). 

David has previously been a board member for Darumbal Community Youth Services, founding Board member of the Mental Health Lived Experience Peak Qld, Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service, community member of the Parole Board Queensland and a previous member of the Queensland Law Society’s Reconciliation and First Nations Advancement Committee.  

Formerly a musician who still enjoys playing guitar in his spare time, David lives and works in Rockhampton and has strong family ties to Gladstone, Cairns, and the Central Queensland region.


Director since 26 February 2024