In Queensland a Special Taskforce was established to review domestic and family violence in Queensland. In February 2015 the taskforce released their report 'Not Now, Not Ever' - Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland; with the Queensland Government agreeing to implement all the recommendations of that report.

The Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council has released it's progress report for the period from 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017. The report provides an overview of the Council's activities and progress implementing the recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever report. Read the full report here.

The Queensland Women's Strategy 2016-21 released in March 2016, acknowledges that we have a significant way to go to enable the full participation of women in the social, economic and cultural opportunities available in Queensland. Safety was identified as one of four priority areas to be addressed through the strategy; acknowledging that women are vastly overrepresented as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  

In April 2016, the Queensland Government launched its Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026, which sets the direction for action to end domestic and family violence in Queensland, encouraging partnerships between the government, community and business. This is one of the mechanisms to meet the priorities outlined in the Queensland Women's Strategy. 

The First Action Plan of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy is currently being implemented. 

The Domestic and Famiily Violence Implementation Council (DFVC) was established to independently monitor and champion the implentation of recomendations of the Not Now, Not Ever report, and released their first six month report outlining progress made up until now. 

 

 

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities as a sub-group of Australia’s population that we know very little about. To help heed the call on building knowledge and capacity in the services sector, a...
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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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Legal Aid Queensland invites community, health and education workers to attend a free community legal education webinar to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign from 25 November to 10 December. Living with family and domestic violence webinar will be...
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Purchase your ticket today to the Queensland Government's 2018 White Ribbon Day Breakfast and show your support in ending domestic and family violence. Event MC, Kay McGrath OAM, will lead a panel of some of Queensland’s most respected advocates in the field of domestic and family violence as they...
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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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The Queensland Government has developed a new range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources to help build awareness of the importance of seeking help and support for people experiencing domestic and family violence. The resources provide information and contact details about where to get...
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Do you have an idea for an event, activity or project to raise community awareness and help prevent domestic and family violence? Applications are now open for community grants of up to $5,000 to hold events, projects and activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2019...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government will publish regular court statistics about domestic and family violence, in its latest move to bring the crime out of the shadows. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has launched the website to provide regular...
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Community, health and education workers are invited to attend a free legal information webinar about how Legal Aid Queensland can help your clients with legal protection from violent relationships. The webinar will be delivered by Jason Garrick, family lawyer from our Violence Prevention and Women’...
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The Not Now, Not Ever report card provides an overview of the challenges faced and results achieved in the State Government's plan to end domestic and family violence. The highlights card looks at how the reform program has progressed in year 2 and reinforces that significant reform takes time and...

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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...
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...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
The Queensland Disaster Management website and the Get Ready website have a range of information and useful resources that can assist you to plan and prepare for an emergency. As part of your preparedness and planning for weather events, access regular weather forecast updates from the Bureau of...
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...
The Community Resource Handbooks were launched by Volunteering Queensland on 12 May 2015. They consolidate the knowledge gained through Volunteering Queensland's community leadership work with more than 2,000 community groups over the past fifteen years. The handbooks are aimed at small to medium...
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 figures’...
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...
There are a range of legal structures which may be suitable for Queensland not-for-profit community groups. The four main options are: an incorporated association: Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (QLD) and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (QLD) a company limited by guarantee:...

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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