Taking action to end domestic and family violence in Queensland

In partnership with non-government organisations, business and the community, we are taking action to achieve our vision of a Queensland free from domestic and family violence.

Our progress

Watch a snapshot of the progress made so far in our ongoing journey to end domestic and family violence.

  • 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

Release of the Second Action Plan 2016-17 to 2018-19

The Second Action Plan of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy builds upon the strong foundation laid in the First Action Plan and will transform the way we work together to better protect victims and hold perpetrators to account.

New national approach to stop violence against women and their children

The Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 sets out 36 practical actions to be undertaken over the next three years to help ensure the safety of Australian women and their children.

Proudly working with White Ribbon to create safer workplaces

Queensland Government agencies are taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women by working towards becoming accredited White Ribbon Workplaces.

Greater protection for domestic and family violence victims and their children

The Queensland Government has passed new laws to deliver more tailored support to keep domestic and family violence victims and their children safe, and to strengthen police and justice responses across the state.

Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council delivers its first six-month report

Highlighting the key achievements and progress made on implementing the Not Now, Not Ever report recommendations.

Almost $200m 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.

Where to get help

If you are in immediate danger, phone the police on Triple Zero (000).

For help and advice, call:

  • DVConnect Womensline
    1800 811 811
    24 hours, 7 days a week
  • DVConnect Mensline
    1800 600 636
    9am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week
  • Sexual Assault Helpline
    1800 010 120
    7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days a week
  • Elder Abuse Helpline
    1300 651 192
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

More domestic and family violence services

More women's support services 

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