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. To victim-survivors of violence, it offers counselling and support for their experiences and pathways to healing. To 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 is based in the CFC building, which provides a high level of discretion to its clients, and it also delivers programs and activities at a range of PICC services.

For more information, visit the CFC and ask the friendly reception staff for Janet, or call 1800 725 647 or 4791 4031.

The Service is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of 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.

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