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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 has committed to the establishment of two new domestic and family violence shelters by June 2020.

What have we achieved so far?

Five new shelters have already been established in Brisbane, Townsville, Roma, Coen and Charter’s Towers (interim property while purpose-built property is constructed). 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?

There will be a further two new DFV shelters, located in Caboolture and the Gold Coast, by June 2020.

What difference will we make?

The intended outcome of this initiative is that an increased number of women and children are supported to access safe crisis accommodation and be assisted to access housing appropriate to their needs.

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