Every person has the right to feel safe in their home, however, we know that for many people who have been impacted by domestic, family, and sexual violence, home can be the most dangerous place.
DVConnect’s Womensline is a free helpline for women and their children in Queensland who are experiencing domestic and family violence.
If you identify as non-binary or gender fluid, you can call the helpline you feel most comfortable calling (Womensline or Mensline). We are here for you.
How we help
Womensline is available 24/7, 365 days a year and can provide:
- Emergency transport and accommodation
- Specialist crisis counselling
- Safety planning
- Information, referrals & support
- Safe accommodation for pets through our Pets in Crisis program
- And more.
Find out more in the video below about the ways in which our team at DVConnect can help.
We know that asking for help isn’t easy
We know how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help, even when you really want to.
Our crisis counsellors are here to help you explore the options available so you can feel safe at home or feel safe in leaving. We will be guided by you in how we can best provide support.
Domestic and family violence is against the law
Domestic and family violence is not acceptable in Australia. You do not need to remain in an unsafe relationship in order to stay in Australia. There are legal protections available to people who have experienced abuse from their partner or family members, including permanent and temporary visa holders. Find out more about domestic violence and the law in this Factsheet from Women’s Legal Service Queensland.
Please call us if:
- You feel unsafe at home
- You’re unsure if what you are experiencing is abuse
- You are worried that someone you know is experiencing abuse in their relationship
Translators and Interpreters
You do not have to speak English to access our support. If you speak another language, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 to connect with us.
If you are deaf and/or find it hard to hear or speak, please use the National Relay Service to call us.
Find out more information about domestic and family violence below.
Domestic violence and housing