Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence is not acceptable and must be prevented. Information, services and support is available for people in Queensland impacted by domestic and family violence.

The Queensland Government has a range of resources and information on its website on domestic and family violence.

Find out more about understanding your rights and the measures you can take to protect yourself in a domestic and family violence situation, including applying for and enforcing a domestic order.

Regardless whether you’re a younger or older person, or whether you’ve been in a relationship many years or a short time, you have the right to feel safe and respected. The law recognises the importance of personal safety and that domestic and family violence is not tolerated in society.

Domestic violence orders are part of a strategy to protect the safety of all members of our community and to stop the violence. Find out more on the Queensland Courts website.

In response to the landmark report of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, the Queensland Government is implementing a 10-year reform program to eliminate domestic and family violence in our community. Find out more about violence prevention.

Several Queensland community legal centres provide legal advice and assistance to clients on domestic and violence. Find your nearest legal centre by searching our find legal help directory.

Below are a range of resources that provide additional information on domestic and family violence.