The existence of domestic and family violence in our community and its prevention is everybody's responsibility. It is a complex issue that can impact on anyone, regardless of age, wealth, location, cultural background, sexual identity or gender.
On 28 February 2015, Dame Quentin Bryce's landmark Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland Taskforce Report was provided to the Premier of Queensland. The Queensland Government will implement all 140 recommendations from the report.
The Department of Education and Training is committed to the safety of staff, students and families and eliminating domestic and family violence in any of its forms. Nobody should have to tolerate domestic or family violence and the Department strongly encourages those affected to seek help.
A number of organisations have information and contact details - links are provided on this page. This information may be of benefit to people in a personal capacity, or for use in workplaces or school communities to support education about domestic and family violence and respectful relationships, and to help keep children and young people safe.
If someone you know is experiencing violence and need your help or support, please contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732. There is an Auslan video about the services provided and access to information in multiple languages other than English. In an emergency, call the police on 000.
This page was last reviewed on 04 Dec 2015