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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 violence

The City of Gold Coast (City) is not a direct provider of services for domestic violence but supports and assists a range of initiatives in partnership with government and non-government services.

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. Service hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. This organisation offers support, information and referrals to women and children who are in crisis as a direct result of domestic violence. DVPC has also published a book titled ‘the purple book’ which contains general information about domestic violence that may help you make decisions about your situation. Copies are available to download.
  • Immigrant Women's Support Service - phone 07 3846 3490. A community based organisation working with women and children of non-English speaking background who are, or have been, in violent domestic situations and/or have experienced rape and/or sexual assault.

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

Walk of Respect

On 11 October 2015, the City, in collaboration with community partners, organised a Walk of Respect to show support for victims of family violence and say no to domestic violence.

The event was part of a state-wide day of action to demonstrate our commitment to safer families and better communities, initiated by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

The walk was held at Broadwater Parklands where information about domestic violence support services was also shared. Funds raised were donated to local domestic violence services.

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day 2015 identifier

White Ribbon Day is a nation-wide campaign to end violence against women, held on 25 November each year.

The City supports White Ribbon Day, with the aim of changing the attitudes and behaviours that support or excuse violence in the community. We want our city to be safe for everyone.

The city has a high rate of domestic violence, with Southport Magistrates Court recording the highest number of domestic violence orders in Queensland last year.

White Ribbon Day is the first of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women, Children and Families. This campaign takes place from 25 November to 10 December to create public awareness about the issue and the negative impact on our community.

Read more about White Ribbon Day.

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