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North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Centre

The North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service (NQDVRS) aims to provide a possible range of crisis intervention, face to face assistance and group programs for victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

NQDVRS services include:

  • Information and support- workers provide direct support services
  • Community education- aims to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic and family violence to individuals and groups in Townsville and the Northern Region
  • Court support- support is provided in the Maigstrates Court for aggrieved persons who have applied for Protection Orders to assist with their safety and provides information for respondents
  • Aardvark (Acknowledgment and Recognition of Domestic Violence and Real Change) - a program for children who have experienced living with Domestic and family violence
  • MENter (Men Towards Equal Relationships) - a program that can assist men to find solutions to the negative beliefs that cause violence and which prevent them from safer, respectful, meaningful partnerships
  • Being a Father - a program designed for any father over 18years who uses or has used domestic violence
  • Fax-back - a partnership between NQDVRS and the Qld Police Service to provide a better response to Domestic Violence
  • Dovetail - a consistent, strong and intergrated response to violence in the home

Townsville: +61 7 4721 2888
Mt Isa: +61 4743 0946
Mackay: +61 4957 3888 

Hours of operation: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Postal Address: PO Box 6061, Townsville Qld 4810

Find out more about NQDVRS on their website.

Victims LinkUp

Information on Victim Assist Queensland and referral to support services for victims of crime.

Call: 1300 LINKUP (1300 546 587) 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (not including public holidays).


Fax: +61 7 3109 1901

National Relay Interpreter ServicePeople from a non-English speaking background requiring an interpreter or translator call 131 450, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday (not including public holidays).

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, are hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Services.

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 546 587.
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 546 587.
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS via National Relay Service then type in 1300 546 587.

Last reviewed
17 February 2011
Last updated
2 December 2013

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