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Domestic Violence Action Centre

Domestic Violence Action Centre

Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) offers a range of free services.  Services provided are accountable, person centred and confidential.  They aim to ensure that the safety of women and children is of paramount concern.

If you are experiencing abuse from you or partner or have had an abusive relationship there are options available. Workers at DVAC can assist you in exploring your options.

Services are provided in the following communities and surrounding districts:

  • Ipswich region and surrounds including Goodna, Springfield, Ripley and Goodna
  • Lockyer Valley region including Gatton and Laidley
  • Somerset region including Lowood, Esk and Toogoolawah
  • Toowoomba and Darling Downs region including Stanthorpe and Warwick

DVAC  provides

  • Crises support
  • Counselling
  • Court Support at Ipswich, Gatton and Toogoolawah courthouses
  • Safety planning
  • Information, advice and referral
  • Group work for women, children and young people
  • Group work for young men aged 11 to17 years who are using/or at risk of using violence in their relationships
  • Sexual violence support through the “Service Against Sexual Violence” initiative

They also provide

  • Community and public education
  • Training for professionals
  • Awareness raising campaigns
  • Support with protection orders

(07) 3816 3000

Training and education
Community services
Men's services
Early intervention
Sexual assault
Type of service: 
Crisis service
Outreach services
Women's refuge services
Case management
Counselling services