dvconnect provides free help for women, men, children and pets affected by domestic and family violence across Queensland. Their 24 hour telephone service provides information, telephone counselling and referral to refuges for women and their children who are in danger.

  • Phone: 1800 811 811

Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (BDVAS) is a community based organisation that provides a free and confidential advocacy and support service for women, children, family members and individuals affected by domestic and family violence in the Brisbane Metropolitan area.

  • Phone: 07 3217 2544

Sexual Assault Helpline is a statewide Sexual assault line offering telephone supoort and counselling to anyone who has been sexually assaulted or abused, and anyone who is concerned or suspects someone they care about may have been assaulted or abused. 

  • Phone: 1800 010 120

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services  The DVconnect website has a directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services; and information about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women The DVconnect website has information about assisting women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including links to interpreters services; context and support.  

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The Queensland Government’s efforts to tackle domestic and family violence across all sectors of society were bolstered today with the launch of a new campaign targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer LGBTIQ community. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family...
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Applications for the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants 2019 will close on 26 October 2018. One-off funding of up to $5,000 is available to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2019 that aim to...
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dvconnect provides free help for women, men, children and pets affected by domestic and family violence across Queensland. Their 24 hour telephone service provides information, telephone counselling and referral to refuges for women and their children who are in danger Phone: 1800 811 811.
Centacare Central Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Service (Emerald) (link is external) Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service (link is external) Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (link is external) North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service (link is external) (...
Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
The Ending Violence Against Women Queensland Peak Body provides a representative and united voice for Queensland women and children affected by gender-based violence, and the individuals and service agencies that provide specialist support. EVAWQ believe that: Violence against women and children is...
IWSS works with women and children of non-English speaking background who are or have been in violent domestic situations and/or have experienced rape and/or sexual assault. Website: www.iwss.org.au Sexual Assault Program: 07 3846 5400 Domestic Violence Program: 07 3846 3490
Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (BDVAS) is a community based organisation that provides a free and confidential advocacy and support service for women, children, family members and individuals affected by domestic and family violence in the Brisbane Metropolitan area. Phone: 07 3217...
National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) provides information, programs, resources and advocacy to policy makers. www.napcan.org.au
PeakCare is the peak organisation for Child Protection and Family Support agencies in Queensland. www.peakcare.com.au Peak Care Professional Practise blog
Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (BDVAS) is a community based organisation that provides a free and confidential advocacy and support service for women, children, family members and individuals affected by domestic and family violence in the Brisbane Metropolitan area. Phone: 07 3217...
Family Violence Law Help is a website by National Legal Aid for people affected by domestic and family violence. It has been funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department. It was set up to help promote each State and Territory's Family Advocacy and Support Service and to provide...
These resources provide information and contact details about where to get help for victims of domestic and family violence (DFV), as well as information for family and friends who suspect someone they know is being abused. There is also information for people who use violence or abuse about how to...
DV-alert (Domestic Violence Response Training) is Lifeline's free nationally recognised training program that enables health, allied health and frontline workers to confidently: Recognise signs of domestic and family violence Respond with appropriate care Refer people experiencing or at risk of...
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Funded by the Queensland Government since 2002, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR ) is supported by CQUniversity to be a resource for the domestic and family violence sector and since 2016, the sexual assault sector. QCDFVR has now been at the forefront of the...
This paper from the Australian Parliamentary Library provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia. Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) notes that, in Australia, domestic violence is the most prevalent form of...
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has produced the Planned Support Guide: an approach to case management for people working in a wide range of community services. If you are a front line worker, supervisor or manager this guide is for you. The guide assists in the development of a...
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research contributes to the prevention of domestic and family violence by informing, promoting and supporting the actions of individuals, communities, services and governments through state-wide leadership in research, education and evaluation...
This resource produced by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research provides a ready reference on reliable recent statistics on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence with a particular focus on Queensland. It is primarily an overview of the ‘facts and...
Power of Attorney A power of attorney is a formal document allowing someone else to make decisions on your behalf; both personl and financial. This person can apply for a Domestic Violence Order on the behalf of someone experiencing domestic and family violence. The Powers of Attorney Act 1998...
Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 The previous Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012, created additional legal protection for people in relationships experiencing domestic and family violence, as a violation of their human rights. It...
The Family Law Act 1975 (FLA) is Commonwealth legislation that has adapted to the changing nature and role of families since its inception. An overview of the amendments of the legislation can be found here . In 2011, the definition of family violence was expanded in the FLA to include coercion and...
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The Womens Centre Cairns is a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation that provides services to women and children at risk of domestic violence and homelessness. Drawing funding from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Department of Housing and Public...

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Care Opinion is an independent, not-for-profit new web site which enables people to post their experiences of local social care services online, and in public (eg aged care, youth and disability care). ...

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