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Domestic and family violence

We want our city to be safe for everyone. Violence is not tolerated in our community.

City of Gold Coast supports organisations, campaigns and community groups working to prevent and reduce domestic and family violence on the Gold Coast, through community education, awareness raising and community partnerships.

If you, or someone you know requires support, please contact the below services. Each service offers confidential support and assistance.

In the event of an emergency please call Triple Zero (000).

Twenty-four hour helplines:

Local services:

  • Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc. (DVPC) - phone 07 5591 4222 or 07 5532 9000.
    The DVPC provides a wide range of programs to support women and their children affected by domestic and family violence and also work with men who perpetrate domestic and family violence. DVPC publish ‘the purple book’ which contains information about domestic violence, and how to seek support.
  • The Support Assessment Referral Advocacy (SARA) program - phone 0405 065 544.
    The SARA Program supports women and their children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds affected by domestic and family violence.

Our Safety Information Card is also available to download with contact details for appropriate services.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month – May

The City of Gold Coast supports Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. This campaign is an initiative of the Queensland Government held each May, and is an opportunity to work together to increase community awareness of the impacts of domestic and family violence, promote support available to those affected, and encourage communities and individuals to take action towards preventing violence in our community. This year the Queensland Government are reigniting their Not Now, Not Ever challenge to help put an end to domestic and family violence.

This year, residents are welcome to collect free sunflower seeds available at all Gold Coast libraries during May. The initiative enables residents to plant seeds of change to show support to people affected by domestic and family violence. You are welcome to share your photos on Instagram #GCseedsofchange or tag Gold Coast Libraries on Facebook.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast will be holding a Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday 1 May from 5.30pm at Broadwater Parklands where the community are invited to come along.

To find out what other events will be happening in your area or to register your own event please visit the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month calendar.

For more information there are a number of domestic and family violence support resources available on the Queensland Government website.

White Ribbon Day - November

White Ribbon aims to change the attitudes and behaviours that support or excuse violence in the community. There are a number of initiatives held by White Ribbon to raise awareness to prevent domestic and family violence. One initiative is White Ribbon Day which is held each November.

Read more about White Ribbon Day.

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