Older people and domestic and family violence

The Queensland Government has launched the Domestic and Family Violence Help-Seeking Campaign 2020–21 to support Queenslanders during the summer holiday season. This is a time when domestic and family violence usually increases.

The campaign targets all Queenslanders affected by domestic and family violence to let them know help is available, as well as family members, friends and others to assist them provide support safely.

Domestic and family violence occurs among people of all ages, including older couples. As domestic and family violence in intimate partner relationships is often a hidden problem for older people, it is important that they know how and where to get help and support.

Communication materials

You can help raise awareness about older people’s experience of domestic and family violence and support them to seek help by:

For more information about older people and domestic and family violence, visit the Queensland Government Seniors website.