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Support for victims of abuse

Domestic and family violence is an issue that affects all Australians.

Domestic and family violence support services

Advice, support and healing is available for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by domestic and family violence or abuse. Search online for a support service near you.

The North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service provides direct support, tips and brochures on how to handle domestic and family violence.

Contact Brisbane’s Domestic Violence Service on (07) 3217 2544 for domestic violence information, resources and services.

Relationships Australia offers counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and education programs for individuals, families and communities.

Queensland Courts have videos that explain the court process for family and domestic violence, including what you need to do to apply for a domestic violence order.

Prepare your application for a protection order online.

Other support and healing contacts are available, including financial help for Queenslanders affected by abuse.

The 1800RESPECT Frontline Workers Toolkit provides resources to support frontline workers in making a stand against domestic and family violence.

Child protection

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care promotes the rights and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children. Contact them on (03) 9489 8099.

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak is a non-government organisation that aims to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

Violence prevention

Read about how to get help and stop family violence.

Reporting abuse

Abuse is a serious crime and should be reported.

In an emergency, phone Triple Zero (000) for police, fire and ambulance.

Find out how to report abuse, including elder and child abuse.

Legal help

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)

QIFVLS is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal advice and counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To contact your nearest QIFVLS Office, you can:

Find more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services.

Helpful resources

Domestic or family violence? Daisy can help

Daisy can connect you to the support you need. The Daisy2 app now connects even more women with specialist domestic and family violence and sexual assault services in their local areas and has new features to improve accessibility.

Family members and friends also can use Daisy to gather information about what services are available to support loved ones. 

Get the Daisy app.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free and confidential counselling service for young people aged 5–25. You can talk to a counsellor by email, online or over the phone on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Last updated:
11 April 2018
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