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New DFV Shelters

Responsible government

  • Queensland

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 17 Collaborate across services, sectors and workforces to ensure responses to women affected by domestic, family and sexual violence are coordinated, meet women’s needs, avoid women having to retell their story and promote their recovery.

What are we doing?

The Queensland Government committed to the establishment of two new domestic and family violence women’s shelters by June 2020.

What have we achieved so far?

The Caboolture and North Gold Coast shelters were operational early in 2020, providing an additional 10 places of temporary supported accommodation to women and their children experiencing domestic and family violence in these high growth, high need areas. The establishment of the Caboolture and North Gold Coast shelters brought the total number of new shelters funded by the Palaszczuk Government to seven. The Palaszczuk Government is the first Queensland Government in 20 years to build new shelters for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

What is next?

This completes the commitment made to Recommendation 17.

What difference will we make?

Through the new shelters and associated support services, an increased number of women and children are being supported to access safe crisis accommodation and transition to longer-term housing appropriate to their needs.

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