Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month) to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that domestic and family violence in families and homes 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 DFVP Month each year support the Queensland Government’s response to the ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report.

You can continue to follow the conversation year-round on our Facebook page.

Community grants

The DFVP Month community grants have been consolidated into a new Investing in Queensland Women grant program.

This program will provide 2 rounds of $270,000 funding each year, with grants of up to $15,000 (excluding GST) awarded to community groups and organisations across the state's urban, rural and remote communities to develop and deliver initiatives that align with the Queensland Government's strategic priorities for women, and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.

Rounds will open on 1 February (Round 1) and 1 July (Round 2) each year. Each round will remain open for 1 month.

Applications under Round 1 will support the delivery of projects in the second half of the calendar year (including Sexual Violence Awareness Month and the 16 Days of Activism to Prevent Violence against Women).

Applications under Round 2 will support the delivery of projects in the first half of the following calendar year (including Queensland Women's Week and DFVP Month).

However, there is no requirement for grant-funded projects to be delivered during these awareness weeks or months.

When the grant rounds are live, visit the Grants for Women webpage to view the guidelines and find out how to apply.

Events

Events and activities are held during May each year to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and encourage involvement in the prevention of this form of violence in Queensland.

If you are holding an event for DFVP Month, register the event so it appears on the online calendar.

If you would like to find out what events are taking place as part of DFVP Month, check the online calendar to find events near you.

Creative assets

Creative assets, such as social media tiles and an email signature block tile, are available for your use and further promotion during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

Download the creative suite assets.

Resources

You can order some of our free brochures, booklets or help cards or download a range of domestic and family violence resources to use throughout the year to raise awareness about domestic and family violence within your workplaces and communities.