Domestic & family violence

Everyone has the right to feel safe. Domestic and family violence is not tolerated in our community.
If you or someone you know requires support, help is available.

SEEK SUPPORT

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

If you need translation support, please call the Australian Government's TIS National service on 131 450. This helpline is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

DVConnect Womensline1800 811 811

  • 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Support for women, their children and pets experiencing domestic and family violence, including emergency transport, accommodation, crisis counselling and interventions

DVConnect Mensline1800 600 636

  • 9am to midnight, 7 days a week
  • Counselling, referral and support services for men experiencing or using domestic and family violence 

1800RESPECT1800 737 732

  • 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Support for people, friends and family experiencing or at risk of experiencing sexual assault; or domestic or family violence
  • Support is also available for professionals supporting someone experiencing or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence

For additional support and other services, please visit our Safety information and support contacts page.

Your local services

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc.07 5532 9000

  • Provides a wide range of programs to support women and their children affected by domestic and family violence
  • Works with men who perpetrate domestic and family violence
  • Publishes a guide to help people recognise domestic and family violence and seek support. Go to The Purple Book
  • Publishes a guide to help young people access information about relationships and how to seek support. Go to Safe relationships

Support Assessment Referral Advocacy (SARA program) – 0405 065 544

  • Supports women and their children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds affected by domestic and family violence

Our program

We work collaboratively with government agencies, community groups and local businesses, to facilitate cultural change that will lead to safer homes, neighbourhoods and communities.

We recognise that we can play a key role in the prevention and reduction of domestic and family violence in our city through raising awareness and supporting impacted staff and residents to seek assistance.

The City delivers actions for domestic and family violence awareness and prevention under the 2027 Community Safety Program (Program). The Program provides a strategic framework for the delivery of our community safety initiatives and guides our planning, programs, and priorities. The Program priorities have been incorporated under three key focus areas – Safe People, Safe Spaces, and Safety Partnerships.

Our Safety and security pages include tips and information on how to keep safe and secure. Visit our Housing and homelessness page for details of support services for those who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness.

Funding opportunities

Explore our funding programs for opportunities. For State Government funding opportunities, visit the Queensland Government website.

If you would like to contact us in relation to our work on domestic and family violence prevention, please email communitysafety@goldcoast.qld.gov.au