Domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence happens when one person in a relationship uses violence or abuse to control another person. If you are experiencing abuse or violence it is not your fault. Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone.

The Queensland Government Domestic and family violence webpage provides more information.

How to report domestic and family violence

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call Emergency Services on 000. Calls can be made anonymously.

You can report family and domestic violence or abuse at anytime to Queensland Police on 131 444 or by using the Contact Queensland Police online form.

Deaf, hearing impaired and vulnerable persons can report non-urgent matters using the Queensland Police SMS messaging service.

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Where to get help

If you are experiencing domestic or family violence, resources and support are available.

Domestic and family violence campaigns and programs

Recognise and Reach Out

Recognise and Reach Out is a domestic and family violence and abuse prevention campaign. It was developed by Council in collaboration with the Moreton Bay Domestic and Family Violence Network.

The campaign includes events and initiatives during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May and the 16 Days of Activism in November to December each year. 

If you would like to know more about how you can be involved contact the Community Development team on (07) 3205 0555 or

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

The month of May marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. This initiative is designed to raise community awareness and send a clear message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated.

Visit the Queensland Government website for more information about Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month, including community grants and resources. 

Red Bench Project

The Red Bench Project is an initiative of the Red Rose Foundation to raise awareness of domestic and family violence. Council supports this campaign and has provided red benches throughout the region.

16 Days of Activism

The United Nations (UN) 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The campaign ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day, each year.

Council proudly supports 16 Days of Activism. If you are planning an event supporting the campaign, add your event to Council’s What’s on calendar. 

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