Queensland - Resources


In an emergency and if you fear for the safety of yourself or your children,
telephone 000 and ask for the police. Available 24 hours

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Police (Brisbane)

Domestic Violence Unit
(07) 3234 2120 (DV Liaison and crime prevention)

Domestic Violence Telephone Service – DV Connect Womensline

Crisis counselling and safe refuge, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Ph 1800 811 811 or TTY: 1800 812 225

DV Connect website

Sexual Crimes Investigation Unit
(07) 3364 6430

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Domestic violence services

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General Information
For General Information  on domestic violence, women and finances, separation, property settlements.

Dvconnect womensline
Assists women to obtain refuge accommodation, counselling and referral to other services
Toll Free: 1800 811 811

Website: What is dvconnect? :: dvconnect family + violence service queensland

Immigrant Women’s Support Service
The Immigrant Women's Support Service is a community based organisation which works with women and children of non-English speaking background who are or have been in violent domestic situations and/or have experienced rape or sexual assault

Phone: (07) 3846-3490 (domestic violence) or (07) 3846 5400 (sexual assault)
Website: http://www.iwss.org.au/ 


Youth and Family Services Inc. (YFS) (Logan City)
sual hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
website www.yfs.org.au


Phone: Reception 07 3826 1500

Logan Legal Advice Centre 07 3826 1599

Feedback Line 07 3826 1596

Working Against Violence Support Service (WAVSS)

WAVSS offers women and children free information, support and counselling about domestic and family violence.
Ph: 07 3808 5566

PO Box 726, Woodridge Qld

Website: WAVSS

Other Queensland Regional Domestic Violence Services

Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service
07 5498 9533

Email: info@crdvs.org.au

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
07 4040 6100

Email: office@dvcairns.org

Domestic Violence Services of Central Queensland
1300 523 985

Gold Coast
Domestic Violence Prevention Service, Gold Coast
Counselling: (07) 5532 9000
Administration: (07) 5591 4222
The Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc. can be contacted on:

Counselling Contact:


Beenleigh, Eagleby, Nth Gold Coast DFV Outreach Service

Counselling: (07) 3807 9922

Email: admin@domesticviolence.com.au  

Ipswich Women's Centre Against Domestic Violence
07 3816 3000

Rural freecall: 1800 026 262

Email: info@iwcadv.org.au

Working Against Violence Support Service (WAVSS)
07 3808 5566

Domestic Violence Resource Service (Mackay & Region)
07 4957 3888

Website:Domestic Violence Resource Service (Mackay and Region)

Mt. Isa

NQ Domestic and Family Violence Resource Service

The Old Courthouse Building, Isa Street, Mount Isa

Phone:    07 4743 0946

Working Against Abuse Service
07 4622 5230

Website: http://www.romanc.org/favicon.ico

Sunshine Coast
(07) 5430 9300

Email: scoperegdv@centacarebrisbane


Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Service

3rd Floor, 158 Margaret St

Toowoomba Qld 4350
1300 364 277

NQ Domestic Violence Resource Service

NQDVRS aims to provide a range of crisis intervention, face to face assistance and group programs for victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

The Metway arcade in Flinders Mall Mezanine Floor, Metway Arcade, 390 Flinders St Townsville

07 4121 2888

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Legal services

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Women’s Legal Service (Brisbane)
Women's Legal Service is a Community Legal Centre that provides free legal advice and social work services to Women in Queensland.

Evening Legal Advice

Monday and Wednesday evening

387 Ipswich Raod (Cnr Ponsonby St) Annerley, Qld 4103

No appointments necessary

An information line is available and is usually open from 9.30am ‑ 1.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday: 1pm-4pm
Legal Advice Line:Ph:   07 3392 0670
Fax: 07 3392 0658

Rural, Regional and Remote Legal Advice Line

Tuesday: 9.30am-1.30pm
Toll Free 1800 677 278 (regional Queensland only)
Web:  www.wlsq.org.au

Email: admin@wlsq.org.au

PO Box 119, Annerley 4103

Court Assistance Service for Women’s Legal Aid
(Funded by Legal Aid Qld to provide support for DV Protection Order Applications in some Brisbane courts.) 

The Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service provides free and confidential assistance to all women who attend Court for domestic and family violence matters. This service is available for women applying for or responding to a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO).

44 Herschel St, Brisbane Qld 4000
Ph: (07) 3238 3562

Email: caw@legalaid.qld.gov.au

Website:Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service

Violence Prevention and Women's Advocacy Legal Service (Legal Aid Qld)

The Violence Prevention and Women's Advocacy Service is a specialist, multi-disciplined unit that provides responsive, sensitive and culturally appropriate legal advice, representation in domestic violence, child protection, family law, and other related matters, information on preventing domestic violence, and referrals to appropriate services. Our specialist unit also advocates for systemic change in promoting safer outcomes for women.

To speak to a specialist lawyer contact the Call Centre on 1300 65 11 88 (cost of a local call in Australia). Alternatively, you can contact us directly on 07 3238 3425.

If English is your second language contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 to speak to an interpreter and ask them to connect with Legal Aid Queensland.

If you have a hearing impairment call the TTY service on 07 3238 3023. These services are free.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal and Advocacy Service

ATSIWLAS is a community legal centre that provides free legal advice, information, assistance, and referrals to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women in Queensland.
Free Call (not mobiles): 1800 442 450
Phone: 07 3720 9089

Unit 26, Milton Village

43 Lang Parade, Milton Qld 4064

PO Box 5631  West End 4102 

Email: reception@atsiwlas.com.au

North Queensland Women's Legal Service
TOLL FREE 1800 244 504 

Townsville Office

Ph: (07) 47 72 5400
Fax: (07) 4772 5315

PO Box 2209, Townsville, Qld 4810
Website: North Qld Free Women's Legal & Indigenous help & advice Service


North Queensland Women's Legal Service

Cairns Office
(07) 4041 0066
Fax: 07 40410061  

PO Box 5986, Cairns Qld 4870

web: http://www.nqwls.com.au/

Roma Community Legal Service
Phone: (07) 46224547
Fax: (07) 46 224739  
96 Arthur Street, Roma
PO Box 892 Roma 4455

The Advocacy and Support Centre -  Formally the Toowoomba Community Legal Service
Has two solicitors who offer free referral, legal advice and casework to rural and indigenous women
in the South West Queensland region. Travels circuits and also has video teleconferencing appointments.
Focus is on Family Law and DV

223 Hume St Toowoomba Qls 4350
Toll Free: 1300 008 272 (00TASC)

Phone: (07) 46 16 9 700
Fax: (07)4616 9777
PO Box 594
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm; Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Email: reception@tascinc.org.au

Website: TASC - Home Page

Help in other languages - Legal Aid Queensland's Bilingual Information Service
Offers free and confidential information in Vietnamese, Spanish and English via telephone and at the Brisbane office. Staff also visits community agencies to conduct information sessions on Legal Aid Queensland's services.
Call Client Information Services call centre on 1300 65 11 88 for more information

Queensland Legal Aid also has a list of all organisations providing legal aid throughout Qld.
website: www prototype: All organisations

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Sexual Assault Services

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Statewide Sexual Assault Service
Toll Free: 1800 811 811
Operating hours:24hrs/7days

Website:Sexual Assault Helpline

Website: Queensland Sexual Assault Services

Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC)


BRISSC us a feminist, free and confidential service to women survivors of sexual violence and their supporters

Phone: (07) 3391 0004

Email :admin@brissc.org.au

Website:Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre

Women with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities Sexual Violence Prevention

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association works with people with intellectual or learning disabilities who have been victims of sexual violence, other crime or exploitation.

We do: counselling, groups, support, information and referral, community education and training.

Phone:(07) 3262 9877

Website:Women with Intellectual Disabilites Sexual Violence Prevention


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Support Counseling and Advocacy

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Immigrant Women’s Support Service

The Migrant Women's Emergency Support Service Inc, trading as Immigrant Women's Support Service (IWSS) is a feminist organisation committed to providing services that recognise and promote the rights of women of non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) and their children in Queensland.

The Crisis Support Workers from the Domestic Violence Service and the Counsellor/Advocates from the Sexual Assault Service provide information, referral, crisis support, counselling, advocacy, court support and practical and emotional support to women of NESB and their children affected by domestic and/or sexual violence.

IWSS staff also undertake community education activities on issues relating to domestic and sexual violence with communities from NESB. IWSS also produces resources such as fact sheets and brochures in English and various community languages to assist both service providers and NESB communities. 

Phone: (07) 3846 3490

Contact Us by email: mail@iwss.org.au

Website: Immigrant Women's Support Service

Brisbane DV Advocacy Service

The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is a free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic and family violence. The service supports women, children, family members, same sex couples, couples without children and others.

Phone: (07) 3217 2544 

Email: admin@dvrc.org.au
 Hours of operation: 9.00am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Postal Address: PO Box 3278, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Website: Brisbane Domestic Violence Service

Victim Assist Queensland
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Phone: 1300 546 587
Website: www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/victims-of-crime/
Email: victimslinkup@justice.qld.gov.au

Victims Counselling and Support Services
Relationships Australia
Toll Free 1300 139 703
Fax (07) 3255 2922
Email vcss@relateqld.asn.au

DPP Victim Support Unit
(07) 3239 6042

Queensland Health Victim Support Service.
Provides support and information to victims of serious offences committed by offenders with a mental illness.
Includes information and assistance navigating the forensic mental health system and providing information to victims about the offender to assist in their safety and well being.
Phone Free Call: 1800 208 005
Brisbane:    07 38829104
                  15 Butterfield Street 
                  Herston QLD 4006
Townsville: 04 29 621 764
Email: Victim_Support@health.qld.gov.au

Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 964, Ipswich
Queensland, Australia, 4305

Ph: 61 7 3816 3000
Fax: 61 7 3816 3100

Rural freecall: 1800 026 262

Email: info@iwcadv.org.au

IWCADV Opening Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday : 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm to 5pm
Thursday, Friday :  9am to 5pm

Phones close at 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Website: www.iwcadv.org.au

Ipswich Community Youth Service
(07) 3812 1050

17 Thorn St, Ipswich Qld 4305

Email address: info@icys.org.au

Gold Coast Domestic Violence Regional Service  

Domestic Violence Prevention Service, Gold Coast
Counselling: (07) 5532 9000
Administration: (07) 5591 4222
The Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc. can be contacted on:

Counselling Contact:

Or write to

PO Box 409, Southport,
Queensland 4215

Beenleigh and Eagleby Office

Phone: (07) 3807 6226


Working Against Violence Support Service
(07) 3808 5566

PO Box 726
Woodridge Qld 4114Email: reception@wavss.org

Website: Working against Violence Support Service

Zig Zag (Young Women’s Resource Centre)


Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc. is a community based not-for-profit organisation that provides a number of services to young women and the wider community. Services include counseling and support to young women who have experienced sexual assault and medium term supported housing to young women who are homeless.
575 Old Cleveland Rd
Camp Hill QLD 4152
Ph (07) 3843 1823
Fax (07) 3398 5400
(For women and girls aged 12 - 25)

Website: Zig Zag : Young Women's Resource Centre


Confidential telephone counselling
Local Call Cost: 1300 301 300 

8am-10pm, 7 days a week

Website: Parentline

Women’s information link
Toll Free: 1800 177 577

email to info@women.qld.gov.au.

Website: Women's Infolink - Office for Women (Queensland Government)

Telephone Interpreter Service Australia wide
131 450 (24 hrs)

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Services for Children

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Ipswich Women's Centre Against Domestic Violence
(07) 3816 3000
Service provides Counselling and support for children Young People and Adults along with a variety of other services, such as group work, court support, crisis response

The Talera Centre
(07) 3397 7287

Email: talera@qb.com.au

Website:The Talera Centre - Greenslopeshttp

Operation Kinder Community (Ipswich and Ipswich corridor)
(07) 3816 0900

Website: Spiritus


Lifeline National Line: 13 11 14

Head Office
Po Box 575, Arundel, Qld 4214

Telephone Counselling Support and Information Service - available nationally - 1800 272 831
Phone: 07 5552 3000
Fax: 07 5552 3088

Email: admin@bravehearts.org.au

Provides Counseling and advocacy for children and parents in relation to child sexual abuse

Website: index.ews | Bravehearts

Act for Kids
Phone: 1300 228 000

Email: mail@actforkids.com.au

Website: Act for Kids

Protect All Children Today (PACT)

Website:PACT - Protecting all children today from abuse, assault and neglect


Street Address:51 Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central QLD 4114

Postal Address:PO Box 6011, Logan Central QLD 4114

Phone:(07) 3290 0111 Facsimile:(07) 3290 0499


Kids Help Line
Toll Free: 1800 551 800
24 hours, 7 days a week

Website: Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

Commission for Children and Young People
Toll Free: 1800 688 275

Phone: (07) 3211 6700
(Handle complaints about State Govt. Departments regarding matters to do with children and young people.)

Website: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Report Child abuse

After hours and on weekends - contact the Child Safety After Hours Service Centre on 1800 177 135 or (07) 3235 9999. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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