Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Service

The Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Service provides a single, dedicated team focused on reducing the rate of domestic and family violence on Palm Island in a culturally appropriate manner.

The SDFVS works with both victim-survivors and users of domestic and family violence. For victim-survivors of violence, it offers counselling and support for their experiences and pathways to healing. For users of violence, it offers anti-violence and re-education programs, counselling and support services to hold users accountable for their behaviour and break cycles of violence. The SDFVS also provides case management for extreme cases of DFV, and it coordinates with the Specialist Domestic Violence Court on Palm Island.

The SDFVS runs a men’s program, and women’s groups in community and at the Bwgcolman Healing Centre (Primary Heath Centre).

As the service is delivered during office hours (see below), outside these hours contact:

  • DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811
  • DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636
  • Sexual Assault Helpline: 1800 010 120
  • 1800Respect: 1800 737 732 (for sexual assault or domestic or family violence and abuse)

Call 000 in an emergency.



Contact Information and Opening Hours


Bwgcolman Healing Services (Primary Health Centre), Palm Island

Phone Number

0448 707 789

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 am-5pm

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