Domestic Violence Services
Queensland Statewide services
DV Connect provides free help for women, men, children and pets affected by domestic and family violence across Queensland. 24hrs/day
DV Connect Womensline Ph:1800 811 811
DV Connect Mensline Ph: 1800 600 636
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Queensland Services
- List of all current state-wide Domestic and Family Violence funded services Available here, including Regional services.
- List of Domestic and Family Violence Resources https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/campaign/end-domestic-family-violence/resources
Queensland Domestic Violence Service Network (QDVSN) is a network of 19 Queensland regional domestic violence services and the Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, the Immigrant Women’s Support Service and DV Connect. There is a list of their member services and contact details on this website.
Office Address: 387 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Entry on the corner of Ponsonby Street.
Rural Regional Advice Phone Line – Free Call. Ph: 1800 457 117 – Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm.
Areas of advice: Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLS) provides free legal and social work help with domestic violence, complex family law and sexual assault notes counselling privilege matters to women and people who live and identify as women in Queensland. Legal court support offered in some limited locations. Priority is given to women with safety risks and those experiencing multiple forms of disadvantage.
Ph. 1300 65 11 88
You can call to get legal information over the phone or make an appointment to get legal advice in person or over the phone.
Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit – Ph. (07) 3917 0590
Legal Aid Queensland’s Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service provides court-based support at the Brisbane Magistrates Court. They also provide an Application Assistance Program on Mondays and Fridays (9am-1pm, drop-in service ONLY) from the Brisbane Magistrates Court (Level 6) to assist in understanding and preparing domestic violence order applications.
Phone (07) 3917 0590 to get more information about court support, application assistance, or discuss safety planning and referrals.
A free and confidential service to support people to feel safe and help people to understand their options while attending court for domestic and family violence matters. Locations include Beenleigh, Noosa, Caloundra, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore and Maryborough courthouses. To Contact please click on this LINK and choose which location and that will give you the contact phone number of the service. Or Beenleigh service information is below.
DVAP provides court-based support to people (predominately women) within the community who experience domestic and family violence and appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Courts for Domestic and Family Violence Court Mentions.
Contact details: Ph: (07) 3807 7622; Address: Corner James Street and Kent Street, Beenleigh 4207
The Women’s Technology Safety & Privacy Toolkit, created by the Safety Net Australia Project at WESNET, is for women experiencing tech abuse to learn how they can increase their technology safety and privacy. This toolkit includes resource guides ranging from online privacy and safety tips to smartphone privacy and location safety information, and much more. For more information go to: https://techsafety.org.au/resources/resources-women/
Sexual Assault Counselling Australia – This is an Australia-wide for those affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and looking for some phone counselling support. Available 24 hours a day. Ph – 1800 211 028
If your family is going through tough times, contact Family and Child Connect for free, unlimited and confidential advice. They can listen and connect you to practical support. They can help with a range of family and parenting challenges. They will talk with you about your situation and work out the type of support you might find helpful. They can help you find local services that can help with:
- managing your child’s behaviour (e.g., skipping school, running away from home, homework, tantrums)
- building better family relationships
- stopping any violence at home
- budgeting and managing money
- alcohol, drug or gambling problems
- housing, health care or access to other community or government services.
You can use this service as often as you need. There is no limit and no cost. Every family is different so when you speak with us you will get advice and support specific to your situation. You can phone them on 13 32 64 or click HERE for more information.
Safer in the Home – Salvation Army & Protective Group
This free program expands the availability and reach of basic safety and security measures that support women and accompanying children experiencing family violence helping them to remain safely in their homes. It is currently delivered in all states and territories. Safer in the Home has been a well-received free practical response utilised by specialist family violence providers that improve the safety of women and children who have experienced violence. The program is now also open to individuals that can self-refer based on meeting the eligibility criteria.
South-East Queensland Crisis Services:
The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is a free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic and family violence. The service supports women, children, family members, same sex couples and others. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days.
Ph. (07) 3050 3060
Opening Hours – Mon- Fri 9am to 4pm.
29 City Road Beenleigh Qld 4207
Kurbingui Youth and Family Development is a Not-For-Profit (NFP) Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation providing Family, Community, Cultural, Education, Training and Social Wellbeing Services across the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Southeast Regions. The Numula Family Safety Response Program (Numula) is a confidential service that provides support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by Domestic and Family Violence. It provides a culturally responsive support service and links to services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander individuals and families impacted by domestic and family violence. The program is the only Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander program of this kind in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay areas.
The Domestic Violence Action Centre provides free and confidential services for people experiencing domestic, family, and sexual violence, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to people in: Greater Ipswich including all Ipswich Metro, into Goodna, out to Laidley and just past Gatton, down to Boonah and up to Toogoolawah; and Toowoomba including all suburbs, the Darling Downs, part of the Maranoa (excluding Roma), and the townships of Warwick, Stanthorpe, Dalby, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi, Oakey, and Pittsworth.
CADA provides safe, accessible and appropriate services that contribute to the prevention of domestic and family violence in the community, and which support and empower people affected by domestic and family violence, using a range of services, including crisis support, keeping safe at home program, adult counselling, children’s counselling, court assistance, and strengthening family connections program.
Office Hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Pine Rivers Office: Ph: (07) 3205 5457 (Tuesday – Thursday only)
Redcliffe Office: Ph: (07) 3283 6930
IWSS offers free confidential, practical and emotional support to immigrant and refugee women from non-English speaking backgrounds and their children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.
Ph: (07) 3846 3490
The Bangle Foundation is a domestic abuse support service primarily for women of South Asian heritage. They are unfunded and voluntary and rely on the support of our communities to continue this vital work in providing support to women in abusive situations.
Ph: 1800 Bangle or 1800 226 453
Address: 15 Coley St Acacia Ridge QLD 4110
The counselling service at Greenslopes, Brisbane, and Morayfield, provides specialised therapeutic support to children who have experienced abuse and neglect, or have witnessed Domestic Violence, and their caregivers.
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre operates on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh, provides a wide range of programs to support women and their children affected by domestic and family violence including crisis support, counselling, court support, security upgrades, children and young people, and women’s groups.
Ph: (07) 5532 9000 (9am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday)
Sunshine Coast Regional Domestic and Family Violence Service is a program run by Centacare Family and Relationship Services. The program assists those affected by domestic and family violence on the Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Noosa and the Hinterland. They offer free and confidential telephone and in person support including information, safety planning and upgrades, assistance with DVO applications and court support, and referrals.
Website: Sunshine Coast Domestic Violence
Uniting Care’s Safe Spaces Child and Young Person Counselling Service provides counselling for those on the Sunshine Coast aged up to 18 years who are currently encountering, have experienced or at risk of suffering domestic and or family violence or high risk, complex parental conflict. Ph: 0754529797