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Domestic and family violence prevention

As the state’s largest employer the Queensland Government makes an important contribution towards ending domestic and family violence, by supporting affected employees and creating a safe, respectful and supportive workplace culture.

The Domestic and family violence prevention strategy 2016–2026 sets the direction for collaborative action to end domestic and family violence in Queensland, encouraging partnerships between the government, community and business.

Not Now, Not Ever

The Queensland Government is taking action to end domestic and family violence and is committed to implementing the recommendations from the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report.

The Fourth action plan 2022–23 to 2025–26 builds on the significant work of Queensland’s domestic and family violence reform program delivered since 2015.

We need to work together to stop the behaviour and attitudes that allow domestic and family violence to continue.

Find out how you can help put an end to domestic and family violence by visiting the Queensland Government’s dedicated Not Now, Not Ever. Together website.

White Ribbon Accreditation

In September 2023, we were successful in obtaining White Ribbon Re-Accreditation.

The White Ribbon program accredits workplaces that promote respectful, safe and inclusive cultures by taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence.

Domestic and family violence is a workplace issue, and can impact a person’s safety, wellbeing, attendance, and performance at work.

We recognise that violence is grounded in gender inequality. As a department, we play a critical role in creating cultural change to stop violence against women, both in and out of the workplace.

We promote women's equal participation in the workforce, respectful relationships in the workplace, and the breaking down of harmful stereotypes about men's and women's roles at work and in society.

Together we are building a safe and supportive culture that demonstrates respect, gender equity and a zero tolerance to violence.

The department’s prevention and awareness activities help leaders and employees better recognise, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence – everyone has the right to feel safe and supported in the workplace.

Workplace activities

Our commitment to domestic and family violence prevention and support is ongoing.

Some of our key activities include:

  • maintaining a domestic and family violence policy
  • encouraging employees to stand up, speak out and act to prevent domestic and family violence
  • providing workplace training to assist employees and managers affected by domestic and family violence
  • providing access to employee support services, including an employee assistance service and early intervention centre
  • promoting key events that raise awareness of domestic and family violence, including Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, the Darkness to Daylight Challenge, White Ribbon Night and White Ribbon Day.

Who to call for help

If you, or someone else is in immediate danger contact 000.

For further information about services and support, visit the Queensland Government Domestic and family violence online portal.

If you would like to report domestic and family violence, this can be done online through the QLD Police website.

Last updated: 03 Oct 2023