Domestic violence and family violence often takes place “behind closed doors”. In the past it was seen very much as a “private family matter” that society should not get involved with.
It can be difficult for those who are, or who have experienced violence to come forward because they may feel isolated, ashamed, confused or just too afraid to speak about their experiences.
Sometimes they blame themselves for the violence because they are been told by their partner on many occasions, that they “provoked” it.
Are you committed to “making a difference – bringing domestic and family violence to an end”?
Do you have an understanding of domestic and family violence? Cultural differences and barriers to access? Its effect on women, children and adolescents?
Do you have some spare time every month?
Do you want to contribute to the success of a local not-for-profit organisation?
We are seeking members of the community who are interested in joining the Board of Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service. In particular we are seeking members who have accountancy or legal profession skills.
If you feel passionate about making a difference to help bring domestic and family violence to an end, then please go to the link below and download the CRDVS Board Member Expressions of Interest document. To submit your application or for further information please contact Sandra at
The Annual General Meeting of our organisation will be held on Wednesday 24th November at The Hilton Cairns commencing at 5.30pm. This year we are very pleased to once again be holding our AGM in conjunction with the Womens Centre FNQ. For more information and/or to confirm attendance please email Jan on or phone 07 4033 6100.