The department is working towards achieving a White Ribbon Australia Accreditation as we work with our staff to prevent and respond to violence against women.

The accreditation will recognise our commitment to prevent violence, support for employees affected by domestic and family violence (DFV), and promote safe and respectful workplace cultures.

DFV is a workplace issue that can affect the safety, wellbeing, attendance, productivity and performance of all employees (i.e. those experiencing violence, those using violence, carers and colleagues).

The Queensland Government is the state’s largest employer, and the department's Executive Leadership Team has shown its commitment towards ending DFV by signing the White Ribbon pledge to stand up, speak out and act.

Our DFV policy enables access to support for all employees, including contractors, agency temporary staff, work experience and industry placements, trainees and volunteers.

White Ribbon Australia Accreditation is just the beginning of our continuing journey to building a safe and supportive culture that demonstrates respect, gender equality, and a zero tolerance to violence.

How to get help

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000)

DVConnect Womensline (external site)
Phone: 1800 811 811
(24 hours, 7 days a week)
Womensline helps women to obtain safe refuge accommodation, confidential counselling and referral to other services.

DVConnect Mensline (external site)
Phone: 1800 600 636
(9am to midnight, 7 days a week)
Mensline provides confidential counselling, information and referral to men affected by domestic and family violence.

Kids Helpline (external site)
Phone: 1800 55 1800
(24 hours, 7 days per week)

Lifeline (external site)
Phone: 13 11 14
(24 hour Crisis Counselling Line)