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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

City of Gold Coast is not a direct provider of services for domestic and family 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.
  • The Support Assessment Referral Advocacy (SARA) program - phone 0405 065 544. A not-for-profit organisation working with women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds 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.

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day is a nation-wide campaign to end violence against women, held in 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.

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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