Take action to end domestic and family violence in Queensland

We must work together to end domestic and family violence and violence against women.

Opportunities to have your say will be included here as consultations open.

 

  • 1 woman dies at the hands of their current or former partner almost every week in Australia. Australian Institute of Criminology, 2003
  • Queensland had 29 domestic and family violence related homicides in 2014–2015 Queensland Police Service, 2015
  • More than 49,000 calls to DV Connect Womensline in 2014–2015 DVConnect, 2015
  • 1 in 6 women has experienced physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a current or former partner. Personal Safety Survey, 2012
  • 1 in 19 men has experienced physical or sexual abuse from a current or former partner. Personal Safety Survey, 2012
  • 1 in 4 women has experienced emotional abuse in an intimate relationship. Personal Safety Survey, 2012
  • 1 in 7 men has experienced emotional abuse in an intimate relationship. Personal Safety Survey, 2012
  • 1 in 3 women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15. Personal Safety Survey, 2012
  • 1 in 5 women has experienced sexual violence. Personal Safety Survey, 2012
  • Indigenous women experience disproportionately high levels of family violence. Australian Institute of Criminology, 2004
  • Women with a disability are more likely to experience violence. For example, 90 per cent of Australian women with an intellectual disability have been subjected to sexual abuse. Women With Disabilities Australia, 2004
  • Almost half of the women who experience violence by an ex-partner said children had seen or heard the violence. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013

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End Domestic and Family Violence

Almost $200 million to address domestic and family violence

The Queensland Government is committed to reducing the devastating effects of domestic and family violence and will invest $198.2 million over 5 years to address this problem.

There’s no excuse for elder abuse

Elder abuse is often hidden away—people aren’t willing to talk about it, or make excuses to justify abusive behaviour. This needs to change. Everyone needs to know there’s no excuse for elder abuse.

Take up the Not Now, Not Ever challenge

All over Queensland, people are taking up the challenge to put an end to domestic and family violence. See what others have done and share how you’re taking up the challenge.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy

The strategy that sets the direction for collaborative action to end domestic and family violence in Queensland is now available.

Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council

The Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council has been established. Learn more about its members.

Queensland Government's domestic and family violence workplace package

We are committed to supporting employees affected by domestic and family violence. View our workplace package.

Response to the Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce Report

The Taskforce presented the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report to the Queensland Government, making 140 recommendations. Our response to the report is now available.

Where to get help

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

DVConnect Womensline
1800 811 811
(Queensland) 24 hours, 7 days a week

DVConnect Mensline
1800 600 636
(Queensland) 9am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week

Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline
1800 010 120
(Queensland) 7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days a week

Elder Abuse Helpline
1300 651 192
(Queensland) 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Domestic and family violence services

Women's support services 

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