Steps towards ending family, domestic and sexual violence
DSS is working to end family, domestic and sexual violence through the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (the National Plan).
The safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and families is a priority. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan 2023-2025 (the Action Plan) outlines activities to help address this issue.
Implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan 2023-2025
Grants are now open to support the implementation of the Action Plan. The grants aim to stop domestic violence within First Nations communities.
Applications close on 16 February 2024.
Information session for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan 2023-2025 grant opportunities are open for registration. The information session is a brief overview of the current grant opportunities to address domestic violence against First Nations women and children. The session will include guidance on the grants opportunities such as eligibility, the application process and a Q&A.
Information sessions will be held on:
- Wednesday 7 February from 1pm to 2pm (AEDT)
- Friday 9 February from 1pm to 2pm (AEDT)
To register, provide your name and email to: DedicatedActionPlan@dss.gov.au
Please note that the presenter is not a grant assessor of these grant rounds.
You will find information about how to apply, fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions.
Family, domestic and sexual violence is complicated. We understand that a one-size fits all approach will not suit all communities. The way the grants are rolled out will be different across Australia and tailored to community needs.
The grants will focus on 4 activities:
- community-led prevention services, programs and campaigns for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
- community-led men’s wellness centres
- family, domestic and sexual violence programs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Organisations (ACCOs)
- increasing capacity of crisis accommodation services (by restricted invitation only).
We encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to apply.
Find out more
- Learn more about the National Plan and the Action Plan.
- If you or someone you know needs support regarding domestic, family or sexual violence, you can also visit 1800respect.org.au or call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). This service is free, confidential and operates 24 hours a day.
- Feeling worried or no good? No shame, no judgement, safe place to yarn. Speak to a 13YARN Crisis Supporter, call 13 92 76. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- If you are concerned about your behaviour or use of violence, you can contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or visit www.ntv.org.au.