MAY IS DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Each May in Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence will not be tolerated.

One woman a week and one man a month dies due to domestic and family violence. These statistics are alarming and simply unacceptable.

The consequences of domestic violence can be devastating and far reaching. It is important to ensure those who are experiencing domestic and family violence know how to access help and support. There are many resources available to support those affected. If it is an emergency you should call the police on Triple Zero (000). Otherwise, you can contact:

  • DVConnect Womensline -1800 811 811
  • DVConnect Mensline – 1800 600 636
  • 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
  • White Ribbon Australia via their website at

There are also many support services in the Wynnum/Manly area who can help, such as:

  • Centacare Wynnum – 88 Chestnut Street, Wynnum, 1300 236 822
  • Bayside Community Legal Service – Wynnum Community Centre, 3162 3282
  • The Salvation Army – Cnr Florence & Akonna Streets, 3893 7685

DBL Solicitors at Wynnum are also offering complimentary initial consultations (free 1 hour appointment with a solicitor) for those requiring advice or assistance in relation to domestic and family violence matters. Contact DBL Solicitors today on 3106 5600 to book an appointment.

By Danielle Dick, DBL Solicitors Wynnum

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