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Trust your instinct

Domestic violence is not just physical abuse. It can also be controlling behaviour, stalking, threats and verbal abuse that can quickly turn into physical abuse with sometimes fatal consequences. If you feel concerned someone you know is being abused, don't wait - call DVConnect for confidential advice and support.

  • Queensland sporting stars' videos

    Some of Queensland's sporting greats have lent their support to the Trust your instinct campaign by recording video messages to encourage their fans and the community to make the call to DVConnect if they are concerned about someone they know who is being abused.

  • About domestic and family violence

    Domestic and family violence occurs when one person in a relationship uses violence or abuse to maintain power and control over the other person.

  • Helping yourself

    Living with an abusive or violent partner is frightening and stressful. You may be hopeful that their behaviour will change—or you may be afraid of what your partner will do to you or your children if you try to leave.

  • Helping others

    Friends and family of people in violent or abusive relationships often have an intuitive sense that something is wrong or may have noticed a change in the person’s normal behaviour.

  • About the Trust your instinct campaign

    Non-physical forms of domestic and family violence can quickly turn into physical abuse. This campaign links people with DVConnect for advice and assistance if they or someone they know is experiencing abuse.


In an emergency call the police on 000 (triple zero).

DVConnect Womensline - 1800 811 811

24 hours, 7 days a week (Queensland)

DVConnect Mensline - 1800 600 636

9am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week (Queensland)

1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

24 hours, 7 days a week (Australia)

Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800

24 hours, 7 days a week (Australia)

Elder Abuse Helpline - 1300 651 192 (Queensland)

07 3867 2525 (rest of Australia)
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

DV Fact

Between 2006-2013 an average of 45 per cent of Queensland homicides resulted from domestic and family violence, with women nearly four times more likely than men to be murdered by their partner. (Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit, Office of the State Coroner).

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