We all play a role in ending domestic and family violence in our community, including the media. Media reporting can help victim-survivors to seek support, but it can also hinder. We recommend media follow the Queensland reporting guidelines when reporting on domestic and family violence, sexual violence and Aboriginal Torres Strait Island people’s experiences of family violence. Thank you for covering these issues in a safe and respectful way, and thank you for quoting experts and support services in your stories.

Talking to an expert

Domestic, family, and sexual violence (DFSV) specialists and victim-survivors add an important dimension to reporting on DFSV. We have DFSV Specialists available for interview. And we recommend media refer to the Our Watch website for information on interviewing survivors as well as a list of organisations with trained survivor advocates.

Need an interview?

Complete our media request form, and we will respond back as soon as possible. To follow up on the media request you can phone us between 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday on 07 3156 2323. We do our best to get back to all media requests, however due to the high volume we receive, we can only respond to those that give a reasonable deadline.

Thank you DVConnect for saving my Mums life, and mine. You guys getting us out of there changed everything. Thank you so much. Life is good now! 

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How your donation will help

  • Provides operational support to fund our bridging accommodation residence Bella's Sanctuary.
  • Provides emergency transport and accommodation for Queenslanders in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provides safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by domestic and family violence.
  • Educates Queenslanders on how to help family, friends and colleagues who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic and family violence.