Media Releases


30 June 2020:  Brisbane Times Article: Manipulation tactics rise in domestic violence during Queensland COVID-19 lockdown. Read

11 May 2020:  QDVSN Media Release:  Virtual Candle Light Vigil reveals 38 deaths as a result of DFV since last vigil.  Read

8 April 2020: Queensland Government Media Release:  $5.5m to boost domestic violence services during COVID-19 pandemic. Read

23 March 2020:  QDVSN Media Release – Domestic violence set to escalate with COVID-19 – services across the state on alert and families at risk. Read

26 November 2019: Maurice Blackburn partners with DVConnect to help end domestic and family violence. Read

22 October 2019:  Bella’s Sanctuary wins Safer Suburbs Award. Read

9 September 2019: QSuper extend partnership for another 3 years, funding a full time Crisis Counsellor. Read

28 August 2019: Australia’s first corporate funded domestic violence safe haven, Bella’s Sanctuary opens on the Gold Coast. Read

9 May 2019: Halycon homeowners raise $50,000 to fit out domestic violence safe haven Bella’s Sanctuary. Read

2 May 2019: 11 Queenlanders have died as a result of domestic violence since the last Candle Lighting Vigil 12 months ago. Read

13 December 2018: Corporates Mirvac & Halcyon announce they will team up with DVConnect to build a transitional housing safe haven.. Read

26 November 2018: DVConnect launches new brand. Read

10 August 2018: QSuper partners with DVConnect and funds a full time Crisis Counsellor for 3 years.  Read


Media Resources

Domestic and family violence resources. Read

Domestic and family violence statistics. Read


Thank you for your help, for everything you have done for me over the last few days. Your services are more than impressive and impeccable for anyone who may be in danger or in need of help of any kind. I may not be here today without your protection and the services you provided me. It is amazing to know there are people out there that give their absolute best to keep others safe, because they can and they care. Before making the call to you I felt too ashamed and far too proud to ask anyone for help. But now I feel strong knowing that I had the courage to put my hand up and ask for help. It saved my life! 

Sarah, Gold Coast

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