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Domestic and family violence is an insidious and private type of violence that affects not just those subjected to the violence and their families, but the whole community.

In 2015-16, more than 87,000 incidents of domestic and family violence were reported to Queensland police and more than 93,000 calls were made to DVConnect to seek help.

Queensland’s domestic and family violence support system is complex, and includes a number of Queensland Government departments administering policy, legal, housing, health and other support services. There are also many organisations whose tireless efforts provide invaluable support to Queenslanders experiencing domestic and family violence.

Based on the recommendations of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, we are leading a 10-year reform program to put an end to domestic and family violence in partnership with the non-government sector, business and the Queensland community.

  • Special Taskforce

    Learn more about the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, its members, and its work with the community to inform the review of Queensland’s domestic and family violence support system.

  • Not Now, Not Ever report

    Read the landmark report of the Special Taskforce, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland.

  • Queensland Government response

    Read our response to the Not Now, Not Ever report.

  • Reform governance

    Learn more about the governance arrangements for the domestic and family violence reform program.

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 

Download the Resource pack - Domestic and family violence referral references (PDF, 368 KB)

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.