About the reform program

Domestic and family violence (DFV) is an overt or subtle expression of a power imbalance, resulting in one person living in fear of another, and usually involves an ongoing pattern of abuse over time.

DFV can have serious impacts on people who experience it and may take many forms ranging from physical, emotional, psychological, financial, monitoring and surveillance and other types of control.

The Queensland Government is leading a 10-year reform program to put an end to DFV in partnership with the non-government sector, business and the Queensland community. The reforms are making important investments and improvements across all sectors of DFV support, response and prevention.

This will assist our partners and the community to enable people to recognise, respond and refer effectively to prevent DFV and sexual violence, and ensure the way we work supports people who have experienced violence and holds those responsible to account.

The Queensland Government is working with our partners and the community to enable people to recognise, respond and refer effectively to prevent sexual, domestic and family violence to ensure the way we work supports people who have experienced violence and holds those responsible to account.

This is done through the implementation of the following:

  • Queensland Government’s Domestic and family violence prevention strategy 2016-2026
  • Queensland’s Framework for Action—Reshaping our approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander domestic and family violence
  • Queensland’s plan to respond to domestic and family violence against people with a disability
  • Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address sexual violence.

Overview

Read a summary of the reform program's top achievements.

Special Taskforce

Learn more about the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, its members, and its work with the community to inform the review of Queensland’s domestic and family violence support system.

Not now, not ever report

Read the landmark report of the Special Taskforce, Not now, not ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland.

Governance arrangements

Learn more about the governance arrangements for the domestic and family violence reform program.