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About the council

The Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council was established to monitor and champion the implementation of the:

The Council provides independent oversight of implementation activities as recommended in the Not Now, Not Ever report. The Council reports to the Premier and the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence on implementation progress and action taken by relevant sectors to eliminate domestic and family violence.

The Council is chaired by Ms Kay McGrath OAM and includes representatives from key sectors in the community and government.

Meet the Council members.


The Council’s 12-month report covers activities, achievements and progress on implementing Not Now, Not Ever report recommendation in Council’s first year of operation, with a focus on the period from 1 June to 30 November 2016.

Read the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council's 12-month report (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Achieving a significant shift in community culture and attitudes is one of the three key themes of the domestic and family violence reform program.

To gain an insight into progress in relation to cultural change, Council commissioned Enhance Research to undertake research into Queenslanders’ views of and attitudes towards domestic and family violence in January and February 2017. This report complements research undertaken to inform the Not Now, Not Ever report in December 2014 and January 2015.

Read the research report on community attitudes towards domestic and family violence (PDF, 5.1 MB).

The Council's first six-month report covers activities, key achievements, and the progress made on implementing the Not Now, Not Ever report recommendations from 1 December 2015 to 31 May 2016.

Read the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council six-month report (PDF, 6.2 MB).

Meeting communiques

The Council’s meeting communiques provide information about matters considered at Council meetings as part of its role in monitoring the implementation of recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever report and the strategy.

Read the communiques from Council meetings held on the following dates:

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.