Domestic and Family Violence Awareness

Each year in May, Women's Health Queensland help to raise awareness of the challenges and issues surrounding Domestic and Family Violence in our communities through supporting the Queensland Government's campaign of 'Not Now, Not Ever', sending 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 DFVP 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.

This page contains links and helpful information central to this focus.


Information Downloads

Information for people who experience abuse and/or violence in relationships.

Do you suspect that a friend or family member is being abused and you are not sure what to do? Do you know someone who is being abused and want to help? Has a friend, family member or someone in your community (such as a neighbour or work colleague) approached you and talked about abuse or violence in their relationships? These are the things you can do to help.

This information is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland who may know someone who has been affected by family violence. It explains what family violence is and how you can support someone experiencing violence or abuse.

Information for people who use abusive and violent behaviour in relationships.


Emergency contacts

  • In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000)
  • DVConnect Womensline – phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
  • DVConnect Mensline – phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days per week)
  • Find out more information on how to get support.