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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 also lots of things you can do in your community and also as a bystander to help end domestic and family violence.

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Events calendar

Browse the event calendar to find out how to get involved in local events being held during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. If you are holding an event during the month, please register your event details for inclusion in the event calendar.

Resources for your event

You can order some of our free brochures, booklets or help cards or download the following digital resources:


Here are some examples of activities you can organise for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month:

  • sign a Statement of Commitment to help end family and domestic violence and promote this commitment amongst your entire community
  • community education sessions
  • online survey to gauge community awareness
  • brainstorming sessions
  • paint the town purple – get the whole town to embrace the colour purple on one day or for the whole month
  • run a competition to create a TVC or multimedia presentation
  • create a video
  • Respectful Relationships workshop
  • hold a stall at the markets
  • fundraising
  • participate in a charity run
  • introduce new policies to support employees
  • create emergency care kits for distribution
  • initiatives to connect seniors with school children
  • create promotional material (brochures, fact sheets, post cards)
  • art workshops
  • social media campaign
  • outdoor radio broadcasts.

Many individuals, community groups, schools and workplaces are already making 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:
03 May 2018
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