Queensland Rail and DVConnect’s long time partnership


Queensland Rail have been partners of DVConnect since 2010 and have generously been providing complimentary economy or premium economy seating on long distance services, for those who have been affected by domestic and family violence.

In a lot of instances, moving a survivor of domestic and family violence means moving towns or cities. As difficult as this is, it means the survivor is located out of harms way, with little chance of a negative situation occurring.

During the financial year 2017-2018, DVConnect transported 5594 Queenslanders out of domestic violence situations and into safety. DVConnect could not have done this without the help of Queensland Rail.

Queensland Rail, also known as QR, is a railway operator in Queensland, Australia. It is owned by the Queensland Government, it operates suburban and long-distance passenger services, as well as owning and maintaining approximately 6,600 kilometres of track. QR aim to be Australia’s best performing railway delivering safe, on time, customer-focused and efficient rail services. QR was founded in 1865. More than 50 million customer journeys on their Citytrain network (South East Queensland) per year). More than 700,000 customer journeys on the Travel network (long distance rail) and Tourist trains per year. More than 6500km of track. Employ more than 6000 Queenslanders. QR has 222 stations across Queensland.

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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

Your donation will help us...

  • Provide more emergency transport and accommodation to those escaping violence.
  • Provide more safety planning, crisis counselling & information to those escaping violence.
  • Educate Queenslanders on how to help family/friends/colleagues experiencing violence.