I want to help someone experiencing domestic and family violence

Are you concerned about a friend or family member?

If you suspect that someone you know is a victim of domestic and family violence you can help. Listen openly, offer support and respect their choice to accept support when they’re ready.

For services in the Logan area download, print and hand out our Quick Help guide.

You can get printed copies at Logan businesses including hairdressers, police stations, medical centres, community services and Council offices.

Also, there is a lot of great advice on the Queensland Government website.

How do I talk to someone about their domestic violence situation?

Learn about DVConnect, domestic and family violence support services and resources, and support for victims of sexual and elder abuse.

Who can I contact to help support a victim of domestic violence?

Learn the best ways to support and contact DVConnect.

How can I support my employee who is experiencing domestic violence?

Find out about family and domestic violence leave and flexible work arrangements.

How do I report domestic violence and abuse?

Find out how to report different types of abuse, including child abuse.

Additional advice

It can be hard to know what to do for the best, and often people are reticent to bring up what is often thought to be a very ‘private, family or intimate’ matter.

DVConnect outlines key signs that might alert you that someone you know may be affected by domestic and family violence.

Also, the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast offers some great advice for friends and family, including common beliefs that stop people offering to help.

Be there is a free app that gives you direct access to tools that empower, educate and support you to help someone who is experiencing domestic or family violence.