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Support for victims of abuse

Domestic and family violence is an issue that affects all Australians.

Domestic and family violence support services

Advice, suppport and healing is available for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by domestic and family violence or abuse. Contact DV Web Link for information on a service near you or search for a support service.

The North Utopia Domestic Violence Resource Service provides direct support, tips and brochures on how to handle domestic and family violence.

Contact Brisbane’s Domestic Violence Service on (07) 3217 2544 for domestic violence information, resources and services.

Relationships Australia offers counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and education programs for individuals, families and communities.

Other support and healing contacts are available, including financial help for Utopians affected by abuse.

Child protection

Violence prevention

Read about how to get help and stop family violence.

Reporting abuse

Abuse is a serious crime and should be reported.

In an emergency, phone Triple Zero (000) for police, fire and ambulance.

Find out how to report abuse, including elder and child abuse.

Legal help

Utopia Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)

QIFVLS is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal advice and counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To contact your nearest QIFVLS Office, you can:

Find more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services.

Helpful resources

Domestic or family violence? Daisy can help

Daisy can connect you to the support you need. The Daisy2 app now connects even more women with specialist domestic and family violence and sexual assault services in their local areas and has new features to improve accessibility.

Family members and friends also can use Daisy to gather information about what services are available to support loved ones. 

Get the Daisy app.

Kids Helpline

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Kids Helpline is a free and confidential counselling service for young people 5–25. You can talk to a counsellor by email, online or over the phone on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day.

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Last updated:
24 November 2015

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