Domestic and family violence perpetrator strategy consultation

As part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to end domestic and family violence (DFV) in Queensland, we are developing a DFV perpetrator strategy (the strategy) to further strengthen and guide a whole-of-government approach to preventing and responding to persons using violence.

The strategy will be informed by the findings of the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce and DFV Death Review and Advisory Board, and will guide whole-of-government efforts to strengthen our current approach to responding to persons using violence.

Consultation paper

The Consultation paper (PDF) (or DOCX) sought community input to inform the development of the strategy. It is framed around 4 proposed areas of focus:

  • prevention
  • early intervention
  • response
  • systemic reform.

The paper outlines the growing evidence relating to persons using violence and how best to respond to their behaviours while keeping victim-survivors safe. It supports discussion and reflection on the current interventions available to respond to persons using violence, and asks what else we can do to improve the system that holds people accountable for their actions while supporting them to change their abusive behaviours.

Note: This paper discusses DFV and may be distressing to some readers. The material presented in this paper and the discussion of possible actions or options do not represent Queensland Government or departmental policy. They are presented for the purposes of guiding discussion and consultation only.

Who can participate

Everyone was welcome to have their say on the development of the strategy. We were particularly interested in your feedback if:

  • you or someone close to you has used violence—we would like to know what helped, were there things that made it more difficult to seek support to change behaviours, and if anything needs to change to make it easier to get help
  • you or someone close to you has lived experience of DFV—we would like to know what you think needs to change for us to better respond to persons using violence
  • you are employed to provide support to persons using violence or you are an expert or researcher—we would like to hear what works and why, what you see as barriers or issues, and if you think anything needs to change.

Have your say

We invited you to have your say in response to the consultation paper.

The consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 22 September 2023.

Your privacy

The personal information you provided as part of your submission will be collected by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General for the purpose of obtaining comment on the content outlined in the consultation paper. Your information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. Find out more by reading our privacy statement.

Submissions may be referred to in public documents in a way that does not identify individuals. Your submission may also be released to other government agencies as part of the development of the strategy. Please note that all submissions may be subject to disclosure as required by legislation, such as the Right to Information Act 2009, and access to submissions will be determined in accordance with relevant legislation.


Please email if you have questions about the development of the strategy.