Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.

Each year we provide one-off funding to community organisations to run events, projects or activities during May that:

  • raise awareness about the occurrence and impacts of domestic and family violence in the Queensland community and provide information about help available
  • promote partnerships and collaboration across the community in acting to prevent domestic and family violence
  • engage and educate Queenslanders to create a community that supports respectful relationships, practices positive attitudes and behaviours and promotes a culture of non-violence
  • challenge Queenslanders to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence and recognise that a whole of community response is needed to make a difference.

The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland in its ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report recommended that individuals, community groups and the private sector work together to help prevent domestic and family violence and support those affected.

The awareness raising events, projects or activities implemented during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month each year, as well as the community grants, support the Queensland Government’s response to the ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report.

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List of grant recipients and their funded events

For more information about these events, please browse the events calendar.

Brisbane

  • Acacia Ridge Community Support Incorporated: Acacia Ridge Says Not Now, Not Ever
  • Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre: Love Safely
  • Brisbane Youth Service Centre for Young Women: #Behind The Lens
  • Kuraby Mosque: Gender inequality
  • Playgroup Queensland: Domestic and Family Violence - It's Black and Blue - what can you do?
  • QLD Aids Council: Queerying Family and Domestic Violence
  • Radio 4EB - Ethnic Broadcasting Association Queensland: Domestic Violence in CALD communities campaign
  • Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group (Sandbag) Inc: Brisbane North Peace Walk
  • Sisters Inside Inc: DFV Prevention Art Project
  • United Indian Multicultural Association of QLD Inc: AB BAS
  • WWILD SVP Association: Easy Read Resources about Domestic and Family Violence
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) Aboriginal Corporation: No Way, It's Not Our Way - Not Now, Not Ever

Central Queensland

  • Bundaberg Regional Council: Expect Respect
  • CentacareCQ: Central Highlands says NO to domestic and family violence
  • Livingstone Shire Council: Not Now, Not Ever in Livingstone Shire
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) Aboriginal Corporation: No Way, It's Not Our Way - Not Now, Not Ever
  • South Burnett CTC Inc: White Shirt Day - South Burnett Says No to Domestic Violence

Far North Queensland

  • AFL Cape York Pty Ltd: Stand Up Against Domestic Violence - Women vs Male Students AFL Game
  • Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated: Domestic and Family Violence Resource Pack for Volunteers
  • NPA Family and Community Services ATSI Corporation: Domestic Violence Harmony Day
  • Weipa Community Care: Say NO to Domestic and Family Violence
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) Aboriginal Corporation: No Way, It's Not Our Way - Not Now, Not Ever

North Coast

  • Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service Incorporated: Self Care and Keeping Safe - Mind Body and Spirit
  • Caboolture Senior Rugby League Club: Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Weekend
  • Caboolture Sports Club Limited: Starting the conversation about violence
  • Community Solutions: Stand Up
  • Nambour Community Centre Incorporated: Living without violence - a visual exhibition by CALD women

North Queensland

  • Coalition against Criminal Assault in the Home Inc. (COCAITH): Bwgcolman Family Fun Day
  • Cowboys Rugby League Football Limited: Tackle Domestic Violence campaign
  • Mackay District Aboriginal and Islander Media Association Ltd: Not Now, Not Ever - No tolerance to violence in our community
  • Mackay Regional Council: Candle Lighting Ceremony – Sarina
  • Q.C.W.A Gregory Branch: Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) Aboriginal Corporation: No Way, It's Not Our Way - Not Now, Not Ever
  • Zonta Club of Mount Isa: Youth Mural Project 

South East Queensland

  • Birkdale State School P&C: Creating respectful communication
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Centre GC Inc: Young People and Abusive Relationships
  • Islamic Women's Association of Qld Incorporated: We Can Stop DV
  • Kingston East Neighbourhood Group Inc: KENG's Community Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month events

South West Queensland

  • Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC): Schools Program 2017 - Not Being Heard is No Reason for Silence
  • Laidley and Districts Community Organisation Incorporated: Lockyer Valley Says No to Violence
  • Mercy Community Services SEQ Limited: Lowood Family Fun Day
  • Relationships Australia: 'Not in our town' Sticker Campaign
  • Toowoomba Together Incorporated: 'Not In Our Club'
  • Events calendar

    Get involved in local events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month by attending a local event near you.

  • Register an event

    If you are holding an event during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, please submit it for inclusion in our online calendar.

Contacts

  • In an emergency call the police on 000 (triple zero)
  • DVConnect Womensline – phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline – phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800 RESPECT – phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline – phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Elder Abuse Helpline – Queensland phone 1300 651 192, rest of Australia phone (07) 3867 2525 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline – phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)
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