Counselling and support services
Access free and confidential counselling services through your agency’s employee assistance program. See your intranet or speak to you supervisor or HR team if you’re not sure how to access this service.
For additional counselling and support services, use the Queensland Government’s Find local support search tool.
Flexible work arrangements
Request a flexible work arrangement to help with your safety and to attend appointments during the day. Arrangements may include part-time employment, flexible start and finish times, telecommuting or purchased leave. See Flexible work for more.
Domestic and family violence leave
Access Domestic and family violence leave. You’re entitled to a minimum of 10 days paid leave per year. You can take this leave as consecutive days, a single day or part of a day to attend medical, legal and counselling appointments, and arrange alternative accommodation and childcare assistance. See the Support for employees affected by domestic and family violence directive for more.
Your agency can grant additional leave (e.g. discretionary paid or unpaid special leave) in addition to the minimum 10 days paid leave provided under this directive.
Agencies can also provide casual employees with paid leave under this directive on a discretionary, pro rata basis, taking into consideration length of service. See Section 9.8 of the Paid parental leave directive for help calculating casual DFV leave entitlements and speak to your supervisor or HR team for help.