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

Each year we provide small one-off grants to assist community organisations to hold events, projects or activities during DFVP Month in May to raise awareness. Applications have now closed.

Events

Events and activities are held during May each year to raise awareness of DFVP Month.

Due to the situation in Queensland regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some projects, events and activities did not proceed as planned. The health and safety of all Queenslanders is our top priority, and preventing the spread of this virus is something that the Queensland Government takes very seriously. For the latest information regarding COVID-19 visit the Queensland Health website.

The Queensland Government is working with organisations that have postponed events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organisations will be able to register their event when activities can proceed safely and new dates have been confirmed.

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.