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The City of Gold Coast supports and assists a range of initiatives in partnership with government and non-government services.

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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

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is an initiative by the Queensland Government held each May. It is an opportunity 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.

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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