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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 held during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month each year 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.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants

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

Applications are now open for grants of up to $5,000 for events, projects or activities to support Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2019.

Applications close at midday on Friday 26 October 2018.

Apply now.

Activities to raise awareness of domestic and family violence

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

Take a look at some of their activities from previous years that have helped to raise awareness. Even the smallest event can make a difference.

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.

Information about how to register your activities in the calendar of events for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2019 will be provided in the coming months.

Resources

You are welcome to order some of our free brochures, booklets or help cards.

More information