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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.

The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland in its ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report recommended that individuals, community groups and the private sector work together to help prevent domestic and family violence and support those affected.

The awareness raising events, projects or activities implemented during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month each year, as well as the community grants, support the Queensland Government’s response to the ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report.

There are lots of things that can be done in your community and also as a bystander, throughout the year, to help end domestic and family violence.

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Events calendar

Thank you to everyone who registered, held, or attended events during domestic and family violence prevention month in May 2018. More than 70 events were held across Queensland as part of the month.

Browse the events calendar to learn more about the events that were held to raise awareness and help end domestic and family violence.


You can order some of our free brochures, booklets or help cards.


Many individuals, community groups, schools and workplaces have already made a difference across Queensland by taking up the challenge to respond to domestic and family violence.

Take a look at some of their activities from previous years which range from small one-off activities to annual events.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants

Each year we provide one-off grants of up to $5,000 to assist community organisations to hold events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May.

Here is a list of the 2018 grant recipients and their funded events.

More information

How to get help

In an emergency call the police on triple zero (000).

DVConnect Womensline
Phone: 1800 811 811
(24 hours, 7 days a week)
Womensline helps women to obtain safe refuge accommodation, confidential counselling and referral to other services.

DVConnect Mensline
Phone: 1800 600 636
(9am to midnight, 7 days a week)
Mensline provides confidential counselling, information and referral to men affected by domestic and family violence.

Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 55 1800
(24 hours, 7 days per week)

Phone: 13 11 14
(24 hour Crisis Counselling Line)

Domestic and family violence resources

These resources provide information about domestic and family violence, including contact details about where to get help and how to support someone experiencing abuse.

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Last updated:
04 June 2018
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