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 have been told by their partner on many occasions, that they ‘provoked’ it.

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CRDVS Tablelands and Tablelands South

In addition to our Cairns Service, we now provide quality services in :

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referral
  • Adult Counselling
  • Child Counselling (Atherton service)
  • Assistance with Domestic Violence Protection Orders

to two locations in the Tablelands region.

You can find us at :

15 Beatrice Street, Atherton (with the Womens Centre Tablelands) or make an appointment to see us at one of our outreach offices in Mareeba or Kuranda. Please phone for an appointment on 1300 909 250.


Ravenshoe Community Centre, 3 Bolton Street, Ravenshoe. Please phone for an appointment on 1300 909 250.

Would you like to become a member of our board ?

We are seeking expressions of interest from members of the community interested in becoming a member of our board.

This is an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service’s vision and values.

To apply, please see the links to relevant documents at right.

Expressions of Interest close 30th October 2017.




CRDVS Board Job Description

CRDVS Strategic Plan 2016-2019

CRDVS Organisational Structure 2017

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