Workplace support package

The Queensland Government’s workplace support package strengthens support for employees affected by domestic and family violence (DFV). It includes a whole-of-government directive, a model policy template for agencies to adopt and customise, DFV-related support options and resources, and workplace partners.

We encourage local government, business, and non-government organisations (NGOs) to adopt this package to suit the needs of their workplace.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and supported in the workplace.

1. Whole-of-government DFV directive

Directive 03/20 – Support for employees affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) details support options available in our workplace:

The directive provides Queensland Government public service employees with more favourable entitlements than the minimum safety net entitlements for state and local government employees outlined in the Industrial Relations Act 2016.

Learn more about the directive.

2. Model policy template

We encourage workplaces to implement a DFV policy to support employees affected by DFV.

Download the model policy template.

3. Leadership pledge

We encourage leaders to sign a pledge to show their commitment to ending DFV, and to display in workplaces.

Download the leadership pledge template (DOCX, 217 KB).

4. Recognise, Respond, Refer e-learning program

Employees can increase their understanding of DFV and how to support affected colleagues by completing the online Recognise, Respond, Refer program developed by Australia’s CEO Challenge in partnership with the Queensland Government. The program offers insight into how to deal with situations related to DFV that may arise in the workplace.

Contact your local human resource team for more information.

5. Support options and resources

Employees

Find:

Learn:

Managers

Learn how to:

Agencies and workplaces

Watch the:

Learn:

6. Communication toolkit

We encourage agencies to use these workplace resources to raise awareness of DFV prevention and support options for affected employees:

7. Workplace partners