CHAPTER CONTENTS

Last Updated 21 November 2016

pdf_downloadObjects of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence Order
Domestic and Family Violence – What Happens at Court
Domestic Violence and the Interface with Family Law
Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Best Practice Guidelines for Domestic Violence Matters

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) (DFVP Act) sets out a legal response to domestic and family violence in Queensland.

The DFVP Act, through its preamble, seeks to acknowledge current community values in this area:

  • Living free from violence is a human right and a fundamental social value.
  • Domestic violence is an unacceptable violation of human rights.
  • Domestic violence results from a power imbalance.
  • Domestic violence has serious impacts on the people who experience it.
  • Those who use violence are solely responsible for their actions.
  • Domestic violence is most often perpetrated by men against women in intimate relationships.