Welcome to the Domestic Violence Action Centre
The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) is dedicated to work towards the abolition of all forms of violence against women and children through the provision of services to the greater Ipswich and Toowoomba regions including the local government areas of Ipswich City Council, Toowoomba Regional Council and the Darling Downs, Somerset Regional Council (including Kilcoy), Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council (excluding Beaudesert).
We understand that domestic violence is a serious social issue that affects many women and children and that is reinforced by the power imbalances inherent in a patriarchal society. From a feminist perspective we believe that women’s personal experiences of domestic violence are connected to the broader social and political forces that oppress and marginalise many groups in society, particularly women and children.
We also recognise each individual’s responsibility for their own actions and the need to be accountable for these actions and their consequences. DVAC is committed to challenging these inequities on both social and personal levels as well as ensuring a centre free of discrimination, violence and misuse of power.
DVAC provides an extensive range of services on both an individual and community level. In work with women, children and young people DVAC will at all times provide services that are safe, accountable and confidential ensuring that the rights of women, children and young people are respected. DVAC will ensure that the safety of women, children and young people is of paramount concern and will balance this with a respect for the rights of women to make informed decisions over their lives. Use this website to get information, talk anonymously about the issues you are facing, or contact us directly.
DVAC is formerly known as the Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence or IWCADV.