Domestic Violence Support in Brisbane

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Domestic Violence is something that can affect anyone – men, women, children. The majority of domestic violence occurs behind closed doors, usually within the home and while the statistics for cases of domestic violence are high, the exact figures will go unknown due to the high number of unreported domestic violence incidents that occur in Australia.

During the period of 2006 to 2012, an average of 23 deaths per year occurred in Queensland linked to cases of domestic and family violence, which also equated to approximately 44% of homicides in Queensland during that period (Source).

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can involve more than physical violence. It also incorporates the use of power or control in a relationship and any act that instils fear. Domestic violence can include the following:

  • Physical violence (including sexual abuse)
  • Verbal abuse
  • Damage to property
  • Financial abuse (limited access finances)
  • Social abuse (preventing social interaction with others)
  • Psychological (behaviour or verbal abuse that impacts vulnerabilities and mental health)

At no point should anyone be subjected to any form of domestic or family violence, and ignoring it will not make it go away. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence in any form, there are many services available to support and assist individuals, all of which are free services available to anyone.

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Where to get Domestic Violence support in Brisbane and surrounds

DV Connect – DV Connect is a statewide free 24 hour telephone support service available in Queensland, who can assist in organising professional advice, counselling, intervention and transport for Queensland women and children at risk of domestic violence. They also offer a sexual assault phone line for anyone, pet intervention, and a Mensline for men who are at risk of domestic violence and related issues. The hotlines are not recorded on your phone bill.

DV Connect Womensline: 1800 811 811

DV Connect Mensline: 1800 600 636

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) – A free confidential service for people in the Brisbane metropolitan area who are at risk of domestic violence. Services include crisis intervention, transport, referral and emotional support.

BDVS Non-urgent support: 3217 2544  or email [email protected]

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call the Queensland Police Service on 000.

For a list of Domestic Violence services around the state , see below:

STATEWIDE
 
DV Connect Women’s Line
1800 811 811
24 hours
7 Days
STATEWIDE
 
DV Connect Men’s Line
1800 600 636
9am – Midnight
7 Days
BRISBANE
 
Immigrant Women’s Emergency Support Service
07 3846 3490
 
BRISBANE
 
Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service
07 3217 2544
 
CABOOLTURE
 
Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service
07 5498 9533
 
CAIRNS
 
Cairns Domestic Violence Service
07 4033 6100
 
EMERALD
 
Domestic Violence Service of Central Queensland
1300 523 985
 
GOLD COAST BEENLEIGH / EAGLEBY
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc.
07 5532 9000
 
IPSWICH
 
Ipswich Women’s Service
07 3816 3000
 
MACKAY
 
Domestic Violence Service Mackay 
07 4957 3888
 
TOOWOOMBA
 
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Centre
 
07 4639 3605
 
TOWNSVILLE
 
North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service
07 4721 2888
 MT ISA
North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service

07 4743 0946 

MAROOCHYDORE
 
SCOPE | Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Education Centre
07 5430 9300
 
WOODRIDGE
 
Working Against Violence Support Service
07 3808 5566

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