End domestic and family violence

Following the handing down of the landmark Not Now, Not Ever report, the Queensland Government developed the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016–2026 (PDF) Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016–2026 (DOCX, 737 KB) to implement the report’s recommendations.

The strategy outlines how the Queensland Government, in partnership with the Queensland community, will work together to:

  • shift community attitudes and behaviours
  • enhance service responses
  • strengthen justice system responses.

The Third Action Plan 2019-20 to 2021-22 (PDF) builds on the significant work of Queensland's domestic and family violence reform program delivered under the First Action Plan 2015-16 (PDF)and Second Action Plan 2016-19 (PDF).

It provides a blueprint for government and the community to work together to continue to deliver positive change over the next 3 years, from July 2019 to June 2022.

In 2019, Deloitte Access Economics in partnership with Ipsos completed a structured review of the Second Action Plan 2016-19 (PDF, 6.8 MB) (PDF)exploring the extent to which Queensland is on track towards achieving the Strategy’s long-term vision.

Read a summary of the structured review’s findings in the Structured review of the Second Action Plan 2016-17 to 2018-19 Key findings (PDF, 174 KB) (PDF).

Visit the End Domestic and Family Violence website to find out more about the strategy and progress we’re making.


  • In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000)
  • DVConnect Womensline
    Phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline
    Phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800RESPECT
    Phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Sexual Assault Helpline
    Phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline
    Phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Lifeline
    Phone 13 11 14 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Find local support.