Queensland Law Society

Training, Resources and Research


  • The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research offers regular video link seminars to keep practitioners current in their knowledge and understanding of domestic and family violence. A free and regular newsletter is also sent out to subscribers.1
  • Central Queensland University is offering specific training in domestic violence.2

Useful contacts for referral

ANROWS    www.anrows.org.au
DV Connect State-wide helpline offering advice on domestic and family violence

Womensline 24/7 telephone counselling, referral and support service for women 1800 811 811
Mensline Seven days, 9am to midnight, telephone counselling, referral and support service for men 1800 600 636
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence research    wwww.noviolence.com.au
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Regional Domestic and Family Violence counselling, support and advice services www.qld.gov.au/community/getting- support-health-social-issue/counselling- support-advice/index.html
Fair Work Provides information about rights to request paid leave and flexible work arrangements www.fairwork.gov.au/employee- entitlements/flexibility-in-the-workplace/ flexible-working-arrangements
Court Network Provides information about at court support, non-legal information and referrals for applicants and respondents 1800 267 671

Department of Human Services provides includes information and links to further resources as follows:

Other Resources

There are other resources that have been developed and will assist practitioners in meeting their obligations when dealing with matters that are impacted by domestic and family violence:

Services to refer clients to:

  • Duty lawyer services at various Magistrates Courts – Caxton Legal Centre, Legal Aid, Women’s Legal Service, Southport arrangements
  • http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Get-legal-help/Help-at-court#toc-domestic-violence-duty-lawyer
  • Seniors Legal Advice and Support Services (SLASS) at Caxton Legal Centre
  • National Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Counselling Service – 1800 RESPECT https://www.1800respect.org.au/service-support/queensland-domestic-family-violence-and-sexual- assault-services/
  • MensLine Australia is a support service for men that offers counselling and support for relationship issues, family and domestic violence (perpetrators and victims) via national telephone line 1300 78 99 78, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. MensLine Australia also offers online and video counselling – https://www.mensline.org.au/
  • Women’s Legal Service – Re-Focus App is a free interactive App for women who are separated or thinking of separating and includes legal information about family and domestic violence and helpful referrals for accommodation and support – https://www.wlsq.org.au/resources/legal-toolkit/re-focus-app


1. http://www.noviolence.com.au/
2. http://www.noviolence.com.au/professional-development/accredited-training