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Domestic Violence and Anger Management Courses and Counselors for the Men of Queensland (partial update 1/4/2005)

(Please read my notes below for some important information)


Anger management and domestic violence courses for men in:-
All Brisbane
Fortitude Valley
Mt Gravatt
Spring Hill


All Queensland
Airlie Beach
Cape York
Charters Towers
Gold Coast
Hervey Bay
Mt Isa
St George
Sunshine Coast


A service that serves all of Brisbane is the Victims Counselling and Support Services on 1300 139 703.  They currently (11/1/2005) have 3 counsellors in Brisbane and a number of counsellors around the state. Their service, they advise, is 24 hour though I was told on 14/12/2004 that after 8pm their service goes through to another agency who will deal with crisis situations like suicide but essentially take messages for VCSS. VCSS is provided by Relationships Australia and is funded by the Qld Govt Dept of Communities. My contact for them in Brisbane is Dave Rusterholtz on the above number. Please DO NOT give out his full name to anyone. His email address is

Lifeline Capalaba Counseling Centre ph (07) 3823 2555 fax 38232544, 29 Loraine Street Capalaba. They counsel 1 to 1 on DV matters. Need to ring to make an appointment. Hours are 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri. Cost is by donation. Currently (11/1/05) they have only 1 counsellor (Craig). This service will counsel men with DV problems. They also run an ongoing program for children who have witnessed DV. The approximate waiting time as at 11/1/05 was 3 weeks. The service can also assist with financial counselling. Parking is available (and not too difficult to get) in nearby streets. Contact details can be checked HERE.

At  the QUT Carseldine Campus counseling for men is available at two clinics. The clinics are the 1. Family Therapy and Counselling Clinic and the 2. Psychology Clinic…. and they are open to members of the public.

Family Therapy and Counselling Clinic
Location: Fourth Level, L Block, QUT - Carseldine Campus, Beams Road, CARSELDINE  Q 4034
Contact: 3864 4578
Clinic Times: The Clinic operates on weekdays and evenings by appointment.
Other Info: "The Family Therapy and Counselling Clinic was established to provide a professional counselling service for individuals, families and groups in northern Brisbane and surrounding areas. It serves as a teaching and supervision facility for postgraduate QUT students and for professional workers such as doctors, social workers, psychologists, guidance officers, welfare workers etc.
    Training Resources-Methods of Working The Clinic is a centre for counselling training and research and consequently uses up-to-date methods of practice. These methods often involve the observation of sessions (behind one-way glass) by a small team of professional staff or counsellors in training who discuss their observations with the clients and/or counsellor. This allows those behind the glass to consult and create ideas for assisting the individual or family and minimises the possibility that important events and issues will be missed. Sessions may also be video taped for professional review and supervision. These methods are important in contemporary counselling practice and teaching and are used by most innovative family therapy centres around the world.
    Clients attending the Clinic will be informed about the conduct of their sessions and their permission sought before proceeding. Confidentiality is fundamental to the Clinic's operation. Counselling will be considered successful when family members or individuals feel empowered to explore new ways of dealing with their concerns, thus reducing or resolving the problem."
Costs: Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on combined family income. The minimum charge is $22.00 (incl GST) and the maximum charge is $82.50 (incl GST). Special arrangements may be considered for clients unable to afford the usual level of fees.

Psychology Clinic:The Psychology Clinic's main function is to provide affordable psychological services to the local community and a training facility for postgraduate counselling psychology students.
The Psychology Clinic provides a range of psychological assessment and treatment services for adults and children. Issues that may particularly related to adults include:Depression, Generalised anxiety, panic attacks and phobias,
Relationship problems,Sexual difficulties, Stress, trauma and psychological injury,Anger Management, Grief and bereavement, Problems in living, Eating problems and addictive behaviour,
COSTS $30 Individual therapy session
Hours: The Clinic operates Monday and Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Contact:(07) 3864 4635 or by writing to:The Psychology Clinic, School of Psychology & Counselling  Carseldine Campus, QUT  Beams Road, CARSELDINE. Q 4034. Once contact has been made clients will receive written confirmation, together with necessary information concerning practical arrangements.

Transport Facilities for both clinics:  Car: Visitor parking is available at the rear of the campus off Dorville Road. Train: The Carseldine Station is approximately 100 metres from the QUT Beams Road entrance. Bus: Carseldine Express 340, Aspley 346, Taigum Express 335. For further information phone Brisbane Public Transport Information on 131230. Taxi: Taxi drop off is in the rear Staff Car park near L Block.
Access Wheelchair access is via the L Block or C Block lifts.  The C Block lift is located at the end of the front entrance road running parallel to Beams Road. A ramp connects this road to C Block. The Clinic is located on the 4th floor of L Block on the Carseldine Campus of QUT approximately one kilometre north of the Aspley Shopping Centre just on Beams Road off Gympie Road. The facilities are within walking distance of the Carseldine Railway Station and bus transport is available. Adequate car parking is available at the rear of the campus near the building.

Further details about the clinics can be checked at

Lifeline - Chermside Counselling Centre ph (07) 3861 4400 fax 38614411 Level 1, Commonwealth Centre, 18 Banfield Street Chermside. They counsel 1 to 1 on DV matters. Need to ring to make an appointment. Hours are 9am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri. Cost is by donation. The service covers personal, marital, relationship, family and financial counselling. Contact details can be checked HERE. When checked on 11/1/05 the time frame for seeing a counselor face-to-face was approx. 1 weeks. As at 11/1/05 the service had two (female) counsellors (a psychologist and a social

Centacare at Fort Valley (58 Morgan St Fort. Valley, in the grounds of St Patricks Church...there is parking out the front - ph 32524371 for general info or 3250 4305 for appointments/information re counseling. Centacare have an email address at Their website is at
- Centacare run an Anger Management course commencing 27/1/05 till 21/4/2005 between the hours of 6pm and 7.30pm.  The total cost of both courses will be $180. Prospective participants will be asked to attend an assessment interview. There will be 8 sessions in total.The first 3 group sessions are held weekly but the remaining 5 sessions are held fortnightly so the program is actually spread over 13 weeks.
- Centacare also run a Men’s Family Violence Program. The course goes for 12 weeks and costs $20 a session. There will be another family violence program on April 18, 2005.   Another course will be run later this year at 3/10/05. Again the course also goes for 12 weeks and costs $20 a session. .
- Centacare also offer face-to-face counselling. In one of their brochures (2004) they advise "the inability to pay will not exclude any person from receiving counseling". When checked on 5/10/04 they advised that there was a 4 - 6 week waiting time for face-to-face counseling.
- Centacare also have a "Hey Dad" program as a 1-to-1 program. They advise that next year they hope to start a
program in the new year called "Fathering after Separation". (Advice received 5/10/2004)
- Centacare also run a Divorce and Separation Recovery workshop. The next one will start on Thursday, April 7, 2005 and run weekly for 7 weeks. There will be another workshop commencing Monday 4th July 2005 and later in the year on 29/9/2005. The total cost is $85 or $55 concession. Details of the workshops can be checked at

Also at Fortitude Valley is Lifeline at Fortitude Valley Counselling Centre ph (07) 3250 1900, 117 Gipps Street Fortitude Valley. They counsel 1 to 1 on DV matters. Need to ring to make an appointment. Hours are 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri. Cost is by donation. Contact details can be checked HERE.

Mercy Family Services –the Peace Centre Branch (at 15 Church St, Goodna, 4300
(Postal: P.O. Box 168, Goodna, 4300) Phone: 3818 2622  Mobile:  0408 733 927   Fax: 3288 2044 email service provides direct support to men and fathers of all cultures aged 18 and over who live in the area between Inala and Ipswich. They especially try to assist men from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Linda is the counselor here and will speak to males re DV and anger problems. She can also counsel them re a range of other concerns. The cost is $15 per hour for Health Card holders. For others it is a dollar per hour for every thousand
they earn per year eg $30 per hour for someone earning $30,000. They add “Fees are negotiable” and that “nobody
will be refused counseling because they are unable to pay”.
The service also run a DAD’s group every Wednesday from 12 midday to 2.30pm, though this time occasionally changes so please check before going along. Prospective participants need to talk to Linda beforehand.

Inala Community Health on 32755411 will see males for anger management/DV counselling. Their catchment area is large and the cost is FREE so they will be worth a try. Their hours are 8.30am to 4.45pm Mon to Fri.
In the past a group for indigenous men with AM problems was run here but that group is no longer operating.
The program was run by Margaret Warrington, psychologist at this centre. Margaret still counsels individual males as does the social workers there.

Youth & Family Service (Logan City) Inc provides
  1. Services for people who use domestic and family violence:
          16 week behaviour change group for men who are abusive within spousal, intimate personal and family relationships (Men Overcoming Violence for Equality - MOVE). A second level group is also offered (MOVE Too!).
    * A group program for people who are abusive within informal care relationships (as required).
    * A group program for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who are abusive within any of the relationships covered by the Act (as required).
    * A "Women and Anger Issues" group for women who are abusive in spousal, intimate and family relationships (at Logan Women's Health).
    * Crisis and short-term individual counselling.
  2. Services for people who have experienced domestic and family violence:
Partners of men accessing the Men Overcoming Violence for Equality group will be provided with crisis and short-term individual counselling and may attend a support group.
    * Men or women in a current or previously abusive
          o intimate personal relationship
          o family relationship (e.g. relatives by birth or marriage)
          o informal care relationship
     may attend a support/information group and can also access crisis and short-term individual counselling.
    Contact details  By email:  By phone:  (07) 3208 8199  By fax:  (07) 3208 8589  By mail:  PO Box 727, Woodridge Q 4114 Address  376 Kingston Road, Woodridge  or 2-4 Rowan Street, Slacks Creek Hours of operation- Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm Services Emails: Family and Relationships Services
Their web address is HERE.

Also in Logan Relationships Australia have one-on-one counselling at Logan Plaza Chambers, 1st Floor Dennis Rd, Springwood QLD 4127 (P.O. Box 981)Telephone: 07 3808 9235 Fax: 07 3808 3829. They advised on 18/1/05 (Hazel) that they have 7 relationship counsellors, 1 financial counsellor and 2 gambling counsellors. Costs are on a sliding scale except for the Gambling Help Service and the financial counselling- these are FREE. They also advise that they can offer after-hours appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday till 7.45pm. The waiting time for an appointment as at 3/11/04 is within a week for a day appointment but 2 or 3 weeks for an evening appointment. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

Mt Gravatt – the Salvation Army (5/46 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd Upper Mt Gravatt ph 33495046 fax 33495835) runs about 2 courses a year in Anger Management. The course is called "Learning to live without destructive anger" and they can send a brochure if requested. The last one was on 19/7/04 to 23/8/04 and cost $90 over a 6 week period, meeting on Monday nights between 6.30pm and 9pm. The next course will not be until next year (2005) - dates to be advised. They also do face-to-face counseling. The counselors are Eileen, Doug and Douglas. Costs for the face-to-face counseling here are on a sliding scale according to income. As an example they charge $15 a session for Health Care card holders and $60 for those on $40,000 to $50,000 a year. When checked on 12/1/05 the time frame for seeing a counselor face-to-face was 2-3 weeks for a day appointment but as much as 4 weeks for a night appointment.

Also at Mt Gravatt one-on-one counselling is available at Relationships Australia at Mt Gravatt 656 Kessels Road, Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 (P.O. Box 6280) Telephone: 07 3349 5111 Fax: 07 3849 8635. There is also a Gambling Help Service here. They also do relationship counselling and women's DV workshops and groups. They DO NOT run and male DV groups but will do one-on-one counselling for males with AM/DV issues. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Centre at Lamington Dve Redcliffe Ph 3889 5785 provides counselling to DV men but only on Fridays between 9am and 4pm. Currently (about 7/12/04) the counsellor is a lady. the cost is by donation though they may ask for a specific amount (best to ask).

Also at Redcliffe the Peninsula Community Support Service offers free face-to-face counselling services. The counsellor there is Ed Colwell  and their hours are Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm. The phone number is 38831998 and the fax number is 3993 2757. Ed said he is happy to do face-to-face counselling for men with anger problems but asks that men with serious psych issues be referred elsewhere. The cost of counselling is free but "donations are appreciated". The waiting time as at 7/12/05 was about a week. Ed will also see men with grief/loss issues, relationship problems, coping problems as well as men who have been sexually abused as children. They can also be emailed on

Relationships Australia come to the Redlands Capalaba Community Centre three days a week (Mon, Wed and Fri from 9am to 5pm) at Room 4, 29 Lorraine Street, Capalaba QLD 4157 Telephone: 07 3245 2117 Fax: 07 3849 8635 for one-on-one counselling...but only for gambling problems (so they told me on 18/1/2005). You can check the contact details for this office HERE. RA at Mt Gravatt look after bookings (on 33495111).

Relationships Australia at Spring Hill at 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000 Telephone: 07 3831 2005
Fax: 07 3839 4194. The next “Alternatives to Aggression” course will not start till early 2005. UPDATE (received by email 12/1/2005) "The next Alternatives to Aggression Course is scheduled to begin in Feb or March date to be advised, however it best that those interested phone us as soon as possible as the wait list is filling quickly." The course costs $15 for the pre-assessment session and $15 for each week of the 15 week course. The counsellor will be Paul Tuxworth and Michelle ______.
One-on-one counseling is available at RA.  When checked on 12/1/05 the waiting time for face-to-face counselling was within 2 weeks for day appointments and a month for night appointments. They have 10 counsellors working for them.

They also have a Building Better Relationships course commencing 2/2/2005. The course runs for 6 weeks and costs $180 a couple if paid in full or $35 a session. Numbers are to book ahead. More groups will be running later this year...the commencement dates are Thurs 3/2/05, Wed 23 March 2005, Thurs 24 March 2005, Wed 18 May 2005 and Thurs 19/5/2005.

You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

Lifeline - Springwood Counselling Centre ph (07) 3209 3622, 3/3464 Pacific Highway Springwood. They counsel 1 to 1 on DV matters. They have two general counsellors and a financial counsellor available. Need to ring to make an appointment. Hours are 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri. Parking is available at the above address. Cost is by donation. When checked on 18/1/2005 the waiting time was 2 to 3 months! Contact details can be checked HERE.

Mens Information and Support Association (MISA) (ph 38897312, at Unit 4B 481 Gympie Rd Strathpine) run anger management programs on a regular basis. The course is called "Love Without Hurt" and the cost for the 12 week (2 hours a week) course is $210. MISA state they receive funding through the Federal Government’s Men and Relationships Initiative. On 7/10/04 they told me they hope to run the next LWH course on 27/1/2005...but this date could change so please check. If anyone is interested they should call MISA. The direct website for the anger management courses is HERE. MISA also do face-to-face counselling - ring for cost details. When checked on 18/1/05 the time frame for seeing a counselor face-to-face was only 2  days. MISA also run Triple P parenting courses for men. The cost of a Triple P course is $140. There is a course for men who have children under the age of 12 and another for the parents of teenagers. At the moment (18/1/05 they do not have any PPP program planned so far but would like to run one later this year.  As at 18/1/05 they have 12 counsellors working for them and their home page can be found HERE.

Also at Strathpine for one-on-one counselling is Relationships Australia at Westpac Building 3/349 Gympie Road, Strathpine QLD 4500 (P.O. Box 284) Telephone: 07 3881 3311 Fax: 07 3881 3315. Cost is now $35 an hour for health care card holders and $65 an hour for all others. Their hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri but evening appointments are available Tues, Wed and Thurs. They have 6 counsellors available. The current waiting time for a day appointment as at 18/1/2005 is 1 to 2 days for a day appointment and 2 weeks for a night appointment. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

One-on-one counselling is available at Relationships Australia at Ground Floor, 230 Lutwyche Road, Windsor QLD 4030 PO Box 2172 Telephone: 07 3861 1422 Fax:07 3861 1622.  They also run courses here for recovering from separation Service. The details are below. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

      WHEN:                 Tuesday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm
                                           (for 6 weeks)
                                    February 8 – March 15, 2005
                                    May 3 – June 7,  2005
                                    August 2 –  September 6, 2005
                                    October 11 – November 15, 2005
     WHERE:                Unit 14/230 Lutwyche Road
                Corner Eildon Road
                WINDSOR  4030
      COST:                   $110.00 per person (incl. GST)
Bookings are essential
Phone Windsor Office – 38611 422
Recovering from a relationship separation is usually a painful, confusing and lonely journey.  We often feel rejected, hurt, angry, anxious and helpless.
Those feelings are normal after the breakdown of a significant personal relationship.
Relationships Australia offers a comprehensive and supportive course which has been developed through many years of working with people who are struggling with relationship issues.
Our accredited course educators are highly skilled and experienced practitioners who have included the following topics for this course:
*   Processes of Separation                                *   Issues for “Leavers & Lefts”

*   Identifying “Stuck Emotions”                      *   Communication & Conflict Skills

*   Goal Setting                                                 *    Expectations in future Relationships

*   Impact of the Family Law Act                     *    Self Esteem

*   Changes around Parenting Issues
“I realize the process of separation is similar in most people.  I have an awareness now of the patterns that develop in relationships and feel I am equipped to examine my expectations in future relationships.”
(Former Course Participant)
“Genuine, good to talk about experiences and know that others in the group feel the same way I do.”
(Former Course Participant)
Enrolment Information
The course is presented over 6 consecutive, 2½ hour weekly sessions.  The cost is $110 per person.  This includes refreshments and all course materials.  The course will be held at Relationships Australia, 230 Lutwyche Road, Windsor.
Relationships Australia
230 Lutwyche Road
Windsor  Qld  4030
Phone: (07) 3861 1422
Facsimile: (07) 3861 1622

Kinections ph 34354300 5 Reid St Wooloongabba (the course at Wynnum is held at St Peters Church Hall, 86 Bride St Wynnum) Their website is at

They run 3 DV courses a year for men, both at Woolloongabba and at Wynnum. Cost is $160 for the course – cost includes two sessions of pre-assessment. Course runs 12 weeks  Counselors are Mark and June at Woolloongabba and Paul at Wynnum. The next men's DV course for at Woolloongabba commences Mon 31 January 2005 and later this year there will be one on 30th May 2005 for 12 weeks and 26th September for 12 weeks.
There will also be a DV men's group at Wynnum commencing on Tues Feb. 22nd 2005 12 weeks and later in the year on 14th June 2005 (for 12 weeks) and 4th October 2005 (for 12 weeks).

Kinections also run a program for women and a program for children. These are on at Woolloongabba. Both the women's and the children's groups commence 15/3/2005 for 9 weeks and are FREE.  Later in the year they will run another group for women and another group for children  commencing 21st June 2005, (again for 9 weeks) as well as the 4th October 2005 (for 9 weeks).

Kinections also see people face-to-face. On 12/1/05 they advised that the waiting time for this was 2- 3 week approx, though usually the waiting time for an appointment at Wynnum is much less.

Kinections also run a Divorce Recovery course. The next one is on Sat 5/3/05 at Woolloongabba for 1 day at a cost of $60. The course is open to men and women. Details are at

WYNNUM (see above info for Woolloongabba)

Brisbane Accommodation for Men
Pindari - located at Quarry St Spring Hill, ph 38321491. They charge $10 bed and breakfast. Lunch costs $2 and dinner $3.50. To get in you have to make an appointment with their welfare officer. It helps to take along an income statement from Centrelink. All bookings have to be completed by 10pm.Men have to vacate the premises between 8.30am and midday.

St Vincents De Paul -are at cnr Cordelia St and Peel St, Sth Brisbane ph 38461466. They charge $10 for bed and 3 meals a day. To get in you have to be there in person at 4pm. The have a website at

Country Queensland

Firstly note that Relationships Australia run the RURAL FAMILY SOLUTIONS DISTANCE COUNSELLING service at Toowoomba on 1800 176 002. You can check the contact details for this office HERE. This telephone counselling service is available Mon to Fri from 9am to 5pm, except on Wednesdays when they are open till 7.30pm. They provide telephone counselling at normal Relationships Australia rates based on a sliding scale. They provide counselling about domestic violence and anger management problems as well as a range of other problems. Counselling is only by appointment.

Another service that serves all of Queensland is the Victims Counselling and Support Services on 1300 139 703.  They currently (14/12/2004) have 3 counsellors in Brisbane and a number of counsellors around the state. Their service, they advise, is 24 hour though I was told on 14/12/2004 that after 8pm their service goes through to another agency who will deal with crisis situations like suicide but essentially take messages for VCSS. VCSS is provided by Relationships Australia and is funded by the Qld Govt Dept of Communities. My contact for them in Brisbane is Dave Rusterholtz on the above number. Please DO NOT give out his full name to anyone. His email address is

Relationships Australia offers one-on-one counselling at Pavilion Executive Suites, Office 19C Pavilion Arcade 287 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802 Telephone: 07 4948 2488 Fax: 07 4949 2882. You can check their contact details HERE.

The Community Health Social Worker, Paula Lasek covers Barcaldine and the general area (Aramac, Blackall, Muttaburra, Tambo, Alpha and Jericho). She is happy to assist male perpetrators or victims. She is also a sexual assault worker is is happy to assist male victims in that area.
She operates out of Barcaldine Hospital, Oak Street, BARCALDINE 4725, Phone 4651 1311 Fax 4651 1636. (Info checked 18/1/2005)

In Beenleigh Care Arm Family Counselling Centre at 56 York Street Beenleigh, QLD 4207 Phone:  07 38073644 Fax:  07 38073645 Email is but they have no website available. Their hours are Tuesday to Thursday form 10am to 7pm and Friday 10am to 3pm. They specialise in Family Relationship/Marriage Counselling, Interpersonal Relationship Counselling,Depression/Anxiety/Stress Counselling,  Anger Management, Abuse Counselling (Adult & Child), Self Esteem Counselling, Psychotherapy/Cognitive Behaviour Counselling, Sexual Offeners Program, Sexual Dysfunction Counselling, Mental Health Counselling, Grief Counselling, Crisis Counselling, Eligibility:  Counselling fees range from charitable (no cost) to professional rates (by a means test). Range of Fees from $0 - $55 maximum. No client refused access. They also have disabled access.

Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at Bowen Family Support Centre, 2A Herbert Street, Bowen QLD 4805 Telephone: 07 4957 4542 Fax: 07 4957 7425. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

At the Banana Shire Emergency Accommodation and Support Centre, ph 49923322 psychologist Lyn Coleman is available for DV/anger management counselling in 1-on-1 counselling. The Centre have their own web address HERE.

Centacare have an office at 25 Manna St Blackwater ph (07) 49861100 fax (07) 49861607 Email: are able to see men with domestic violence problems. As well they advise that Centacare have a DV office in Emerald.

Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at 78A Quay Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
(P.O. Box 1094) Telephone: 07 4152 3533 Fax: 07 4153 2955. You can check their contact details HERE.

Also in Bundaberg Lifeline offer face-to-face counseling (cost on a sliding scale according to income)
They are located at Cnr River Terrace & Penny St. Bundaberg ph 07 41532000. They are running an Alternatives to Aggression course that lasts for 6 weeks from 6pm to 8.30pm. John Hansen is the counselor. The next one will be on 13/10/2004and the cost will be FREE. The current waiting time for face-to-face counseling is 2 to 3 weeks at the moment (info 16/8/2004) They also run a Indigenous Family Violence Support Service on 0741 513347. They have a webpage at

Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Edward Street, Caboolture, QLD 4510, Phone: 07 3881 3311, Fax: 07 3881 3315
You can check the contact details for this office HERE. LATEST INFO 2/3/05: Service not running at the moment! callers cxan get info about the closeset Rel. Aust. to them on 1300 364 277.

Also at Caboolture RAaFTS (Relationship Assistance & Family Therapy Service) provides family support and counseling to clients. COST: Their services are FREE. Their counsellor, Jackie has a DV counselling background and was involved with Kinnections for 10 years where she counselled men about DV and facilitated groups. They advise that their target area is limited to Morayfield and Caboolture. They can be contacted on 5495 2571 or at received 2/3/05). Note that the waiting time as at 2/3/05 is about 4 weeks.

Also at Caboolture Centacare offer face-to-face counselling once a week (Mondays) – currently the counsellor is Rose. Rose will be available to counsel male perpetrators and victims. Contact details - the Centacare office is at 26 Beerburrum Rd Caboolture. Bookings need to be made through Centacare at Fortitude Valley. Cost is on a sliding scale.

Also at Caboolture Lifeline offers face-to-face counselling for men. Their contact details are 344 King St Caboolture, Postal:Lifeline Caboolture P.O. Box 1734 Caboolture, QLD, 4510, Phone (Admin & Counselling Div.): (07) 5495 1700 Fax (Admin): (07) 5498 9211 Admin E-Mail: file:///C:/mailto; They have a webpage at

The only DV/Anger Management courses that I can locate are run by Lifeline Ph 07 4050 4955 (E-mail is either to check!!). The course is called “Control Aggression in the Home”. It is a 12 week programme which is run 3 times a year. The next course (COMPLETED) starts 17/5/04 and there will be another inSeptember. The cost of the course is $10 a week (ie $120 all up). It is possible to see an individual counselor for 0ne-on-one counselling –the fee is based on a sliding scale. The next course will be on 6/9/04. Address: 188 Aumuller St Bungalow. Note that (since Jan 2003) they have run an Anger Awareness & Acknowledgement course for women.

Also in Cairns Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at 182 Gatton Street, Manunda QLD 4870
Telephone: 07 4041 2822 Fax: 07 4053 2105. They also run a Child Contact Service on 07 4041 6801. You can check the contact details for this Relationships Australia office HERE.

Also in Cairns Wu Chopperin hope to be running programs for indigenous males who commit DV in the next 5 to 6 months (advice 12/8/04). However they will see males for face-to-face counselling. The cost is free and I believe they said they will see non-indigenous men for counselling (but best to check). Their hours are generally 9am to 5pm. They can be contacted at PO Box 878M Manunda Q4870 Ph 4080 1036. They have a web site HERE, the counselling webpage is HERE and the coordinator can be emailed at

Also in Cairns the Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service will counsel male victims but not perpetrators. They are situated at 135 Abbott St Cairns (Lobb1 on the 1st floor- opposite the night markets). They are available on 4051 9511 or fax 40406111. Their web page is at but when checked on 31/8/04 details like phone number and address were out of date on the webpage. They also run a court program to give information to respondent spouses (Social Worker is Jackie). Through this program they assess any suicide risk to the males they see. They also run a counseling program for children who have been the victims of DV.They advise that their email address is The cost of counseling through them is FREE.The waiting time depends largely on how urgent the counseling is.
SOME EXTRA INFO ABOUT THEIR SERVICES: The Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service provides a confidential and free service for family members suffering from domestic violence. There are many issues that you can discuss with our staff members such as:
    information about your rights and the rights of your children
    steps that may help you to protect yourself from further domestic violence.
    information and assistance in making an application for a Domestic Violence Protection Order.
    support services that are available through our organisation, including Court support.
    counselling for you or your children to overcome the effects of domestic violence.
Our Domestic Violence Workers can also refer you to other support services for financial assistance or counselling. Crisis accommodation, personal or relationship counselling, legal advice on matters of family law, parenting education and many other issues. We can also provide information about programs for perpetrators of domestic violence.
A member of our team is a Child Counsellor, who can provided face to face councilling for children and young peopleaged 4 to 14 years who are affected by domestic violence.

Another service that may be of some use to indigenous males (and females) is RAATSICC. RAATSICc is the Cape/Gulf Remote Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Child Care (RAATSICC) Network operates across the communities of Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf of Carpentaria. They can be located at Suite 6/135 Abbott Street PO Box 6242MC Cairns Q 4870 Ph: 07 4041 0899 Fax: 07 4041 5082 Email: They have a webpage at this address - Here they states "The broad aim of RAATSICC is to assist remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities to respond to the needs of children and their families in a culturally appropriate manner relevant to their local community." Their focus is on children so for indigenous families with children where there is DV they may be a good first contact.

Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at Suite 13, 65-67 Bulcock Street Caloundra QLD 4551 (PO Box 1029) Telephone: 07 5492 7255 Fax: 07 5492 8177. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

CAPE YORK PENINSULA (info supplied by Larissa Walker CAFS Resource Worker, Cape York/Gulf RAATSICC Advisory Assoc. Inc Ph. 07 4041 0899 Fx. 07 4041 5082 Mb. 0418 758 093 on 22/11/04)
At Normanton the Yargin Aboriginal Corporation is at P.O. Box 218, Normanton  Qld  4890 Ph  (07) 4745
1647 Fax (07) 4745 1780 E-Mail Their target Group is Families, Women, and Children and they describe their Service Description as " Supporting  families". They Provide placements for children, provide support letters to families (eg: accommodation), follow-up with families and Referrals to Dept of Child Safety regarding child welfare issues, women’s activities (eg: sewing classes, arts & crafts) and are in the process of developing court duties for children in conjunction with Aboriginal Legal Aid. They also work closely with the 3 following Aboriginal organizations:-
1. Karboyick Larkinjar Ph  (07) 4745 1673   Fax (07) 4745 1017 Service Description:Health Issues
2. Lamberr Wangarch Centre Ph  (07) 4745 1672 Fax (07) 4745  1651   Service Description:Sports & Recreation
Local Justice,Youth Work and Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (A.T.O.D.)
3. Gkuthaarn Aboriginal Co-op Ph  (07) 4745 1182  Fax (07) 4745 1641 Service Description:Tribal Organisation (in process of revising local language)

Another Aboriginal organisation in the Cape is the Christian Centre at 46 Dutton Street (P.O. Box 42) Normanton  Qld  4890 Ph  (07) 4745 1212, Fax (07) 4745 1610 E-Mail Their target Groups are Families, Men, Women, & Children. Their fees are nil and their Service Description is: accommodation, police intervention, domestic Violence intervention, after School Care, counselling, 24 hr service, liaise with hospitals & community, childrens Activities,  family Support and support for Men, Women & Children.

Also on the Cape at the Community of Pormpuraaw the Pormpur Paanth Aboriginal Corporation is at Post Office, Pormpuraaw  Qld  4871,Ph  (07) 4060 4105 Fax (07) 4060 4280  E-Mail
Their target Group are Women & Children Their Service Description is:  child Care, vacation care, after-school Care, Child Protection and Family Support. This organisation also runs the Pormpuraaw Women’s Shelter which can be
contacted at Post Office, Pormpuraaw  Qld  4871

At Doomadgee the Warrgoobulginda Aboriginal Corporation is at Sharp Street,Post Office,Doomadgee  Qld  4830.
Ph  (07) 4745 8363, Fax (07) 4745 8373, E-Mail Their target groups are families & children and their Service Description is: Long Day Care, Vacation Care, Youth Work, Child Protection and Family Support.

At Thursday Island the Lena Passi Women’s Shelter is at P.O. Box 264,Thursday Island  Qld  4875, Ph  (07) 4069 1366, Fax (07) 4069 2534. Their target group is Women & Children and their Organisational Objectives are to Provide safe & secure accommodation for all women, Physical & emotional support, Self-determination & self-management, Maintenance of traditional Torres Strait customs & way of life and Improving service delivery on remote communities throughout the Torres Strait Region. Their service Description is : Court Support Program, provide court support service to female victims of crime, provide information regarding court processes & procedures, provide emotional support, advocacy & information in attaining Protection Orders, Provide information regarding Domestic Violence (Family Protection) Act 1989, liaise with State & Community Police, Court staff & lawyers, increase the incidence of reporting crimes and using the judicial system to deter intending offenders, Domestic Violence Outreach Program, assist & support victims of domestic /family violence, Respond quickly & appropriately to women & children in crisis, Provide information & counselling, assist in obtaining a Protection Order & explanation of conditions, liaising with Community Councils & State Police, establishing links with appropriate domestic violence networks & child support agencies, Establishing educational programs for perpetrators of domestic violence. Their Future Projects hopefully will include Counselling and Mediation.

The Roma Neighbourhood Centre has a DV counsellor in the Charleville area. He is Paul Smith who is a Men's Worker in the Working Against Abuse Service. He can be contacted through the Charleville Medical Centre at 71 Galatea Street, P.O. Box  451, Charleville QLD4470. Phone Number : 46542400 Mobile Phone Number : 0428354503 Fax : 46542400 Email :

Also in Charleville, Lifeline offer face-to-face counseling is available at Lifeline is at  65 Edward Street Charleville 4470 Postal: PO Box 621 Charleville 4470. Ph(07) 4654 2126 or 46542404 Fax No:  (07) 4654  2406 . The contact there is Larry Desmond. Larry can also be reached by email on Larry not only covers Charleville but also the nearby towns of Tambo, Cunnamulla, Morven, Augathella, Eula, Yowah and Wyandra. He is also willing to see clients on nearby stations.

Also at Charleville Centacare offer counselling. They are at 3A Eyre St Charleville. Phone: 46543680 (fax number the same) or email at  Wayne Mann is the psychologist there. He will see males with DV problems but he needs a GP's referral. As well as Charleville he also covers Quilpie, Cunnamulla and Mitchell. The waiting time is 3 to 4 weeks (advised 7/10/04). Costs are on a sliding scale but if necessary they will assist regardless of cost if the client has little money.  He advises:- "The service in Charleville accepts referrals from Gp's and other mental health organisations so if these included DV issues, we would address them. The way to contact the service would be on the number you have and where you left a message. As I serve a large area I am normally ouit of town on a Tuesday and Wednesday and serve the local school on a Monday morning. Office hours are from 8:30 - 17:00. There is a DV mens worker in Charleville dealing with perpetrators and DV issues. Paul Smith can be contacted on 4654 2400".

Also in Charleville the Social Worker at Charleville Base Hospital would normally be a resource on 46544346 but at the moment (7/10/04) they do not have one.

Another service available in Charleville (but only for pastoralists/graziers or police-referred matters) is the South West Financial Counselling Service Inc (79 Galatea Street Charleville Qld 4470 Phone: (07) 4654 3455 Fax: (07) 4654 3462. The counsellor is Frankie Franklin. She has had DV counselling experience and is also available on her mobile on 0429676056 or
The service has outreach to towns and properties in South West Queensland, from Mitchell to the Northern Territory Border, from Blackall to the New South Wales Border. Frankie clocks up some 5000 km a week and states she covers a third of the area of Qld. The cost is FREE though donations are gratefully accepted.

CHARTERS TOWERS (info from Elaine 14/9/04)
The Charters Towers Neighbourhood Centre offers counselling to men with DV problems. They are situated at 183 Gill St Charters Towers ph 4787 4797 fax 4787 4648.There is no charge for their services. The can also be contacted at they also advise that there are three other services available to men:-
1. Community Health Social Workers (currently Liam Morris and Tara Neilsen) at Chartes Towers Base Hospital (again no cost)
2. A visiting psychologist with the Division of General Practitioners. They visit weekly and men will need a referral from their GP.
3. The Dalrymple Rural Family Support Serviceph 47874518. They cover the local areas of Greenvale, Ravenshood, Pentland and properties in between. There is no charge for their services.

A counsellor from Relationships Australia Mackay ph 07 4957 4542 travels here one day a week.

The Paroo Bulloo Regional Health Service will counsel male DV perpetrators and victims. They are available at 26-28 John St Cunnamulla ph 46558800 (PO Box 231 Cunnamulla Q4490). One of the counsellors here is Darcy McDonald at 465588700 ( and he is willing to assist local men. Darcy also hopes to be running a relationship skills program for men starting early October and will advise details later. The cost of all counselling is FREE. (Info 13/9/04)
Darcy advised 17/9/04:-The program I am devising initially will be titled  -  Men: Relationships and Life Program - Cunnamulla. The primary goal is to establish a community educational and support group which will meet every Tuesday evening from 5-30 pm to 7-00 pm.  The group process will be reasonably "structured" in regard to how the group is to be managed.  The purpose of the group is to assist men in connecting to a stable and supportive individual and group counselling service.  This local service is provided through Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health and the Paroo - Bulloo Regional Health Service  (both auspiced by Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre). The group will focus on topics which include:Communication, Social changes in our community, Gender role socialisation and difference, Feminism and gender equality, Men in today's society,Trouble spots in intimate relationships, Emotions in dailing living,Identifing challenges for men in healthy relating, Anger management, Sex and sexual relational matters, Relationships at work, Stress and dealiing with stress, Substance abuse: the damage, Co-dependency and the family, Received: From this group I will develop, in parallell, (a Domestic Violence specific) men's group titled  "Better Way".  This will be for voluntary participants,however there is the hope that from this program, a mandated participants (respondents) program will also develop.

Lifeline offer face-to-face counselling at 1 Patrick Street Dalby 4405 Telephone No:  (07) 4662 4140
Fax No:  (07) 4662 6146 Web Site: Open:  9.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Rob Brabrook is the worker here. Rob covers the local towns of Miles, Taroom, Tara, Warwick, Wandoan and Chinchilla on a fortnightly basis. Rob does one-on-one anger management with men. Rob also advised that the Social Worker at Dalby base Hospital (Penny ____) also counsells locals. To utilise the services of Lifeline Dalby the cost is FREE.

Relationships Australiaoffer one-on-one counselling at Shop 2, 25 Tank Street, Gladstone QLD 4680 (PO Box 8065),Telephone: 07 4927 4077. You can check contact details for that office HERE.

Also in Gladstone Lifeline offer face-to-face counselling at Shop 5, 25 Tank Street, Gladstone 4680,
PO Box 69 South Gladstone Gladstone 4680. Ph (07) 4972 6076 Fax No:  (07) 4972 9243 Web Site:  Hours Open:  8.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Also in Gladstone Anglicare offer face-to-face counseling (1 counsellor) to "family members". They advised on 17/8/04 that there needs to be children in the family and that there will be a waiting time (ring to check). They are at 42 Toolooa Street GLADSTONE QLD 4680 Ph. (07) 4972 8220 . Fax (07) 4972 9893 Their hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri. The cost is FREE.

1. Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counseling at Mermaid Beach, Suite 13, Markeri Court, 5 Markeri Street, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 (P.O. Box 69), Telephone: 07 5575 6122, Fax: 07 5575 6133. Hours for this office are now Monday and Tuesday 8.30am to 9pm, Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm, Thursday 8.30am to 9pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Costs are now flat rate for this $35 hour for holders of concession/pension or health-care cards, $65 an hour for others. They also do Victim Counselling and Support and are doing counselling for those adversely affected in the sugar industry.You can check the contact details for this office HERE.
2. Relationships Australia at Southport are at 1st Floor Sea Bank Building, 12-14 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215
Telephone: 07 5591 4755, Fax: 07 5591 5833. Hours are Wed 8.30am to 5pm, Thurs 12.30pm to 8pm and Friday 8.30am to 2pm. Waiting time is 2-3 weeks. They have 2 full-time and 2 part-time counsellors. Costs are now flat rate for this $35 hour for holders of concession/pension or health-care, $65 an hour for others. They also offer Victim Counselling and Support.
3. Lifeline Broadbeach ph 55399922 at 2741 Gold Coast Highway, email have a course “Exploring Anger for Men” commencing 7/4/2005 to 26/5/05 (8weeks) from 6pm to 9pm. The cost is $100 or $50 concession for the whole course. Their hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to midday. They can also see people face-to-face- the current waiting period (28/2/05) is about 2-3 weeks but ring to check.  COST is by donation ($30 recommended). Note that they now have their own ("under construction" when viewed 2/3/05).
Lifeline are also running some other programs for men such as "The Men's Workshop" from 6/4/05 - 25/5/05 (8weeks) 6pm to 9pm Cost: $100 or $50 concession for the full course, LivingWorks - a suicide prevention course over 2 days (19th and 20th September, 2005. Cost will probably be $200 or $100 concession.
Lifeline are also running other programs this year:- Single Parenting Group (0-5years) Thursday 14/7/05 to 1/9/05 (8 weeks) 9.30am to 12:30pm Cost is FREE. Another single parenting group for older children (5-12 years) is also available Thursday 21/4/05 to 9/6/05 (8weeks) 9.30am to 12:30pm Cost is FREE.
Lifeline also have some programs for women such as Assertiveness for Women (14/4/05 to 2/6/05 and later this year 21/7/05 - 8/9/05), Exploring Anger for Women (6/4/05 to 25/5/05 and later this year 20/7/05 to 7/9/05) and Women's Self Esteem (5/4/05 to 24/5/05 and later this year 11/7/05 to 29/8/05).
4. The Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre at 16 Third Ave Palm Beach ph 55981505 fax 5598 3096 email offers face-to-face counselling. They also run two anger management classes a year. The next one will be after the September school holidays, at a date yet to be fixed (advised 19/7/04). The course will be run over 6 weeks with 2 sessions a week. The cost will be $50 all up which can be paid off over the course of the program. The course is a mixed group meeting during the day. A contact for further details is Karen White.
5. Trinity Family Support Service at 4 Carey St Southport ph 55911903 fax 55911965 (part of the Trinity Lutheran Church) provides face-to-face counselling about domestic violence and anger management. Costs currently (19/7/04) vary between $15 and $35. They also run anger management courses that last for 4 weeks at a total cost of $20. The next course will be on 9/8/04.
6. The Gold Coast Domestic Violence Service (ph 55329000 or 55914222) has a Mandated Men’s Program which they
say is  “A response to men who use violence in the inter- personal relationships is a crucial element of the Domestic
Violence Integrated Response. The court mandated men’s domestic violence program is a collaborative project
between Community Correction Southport and DVS. The groups run for a period of 24 weeks.” But as far as I can
tell they run no other program for men (confirmed with them 1/3/05). Their website is at
6. Centacare, Gold Coast (info provided by Mary-lou 28.2.04) also offer face-to-face counselling for male perpertrators/victims of DV at 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, Qld, 4226 ph: (07) 5527 7211 Fax: (07) 5527 7454 Email: Their manager is Kay Hyatt. The cost of face-to-face counselling at Centacare is on a sliding scale – those on less than $500 a week pay $30 a session, between $500 – $700 the cost is $45 a session.
Centacare are also running a “Fathering after Separation” course starting in May or July for a total cost of $60. It will run every Tues night from 6pm to 9pm for 6 weeks and will include a light supper. If the course is successful they will run more programs like this.
- They also run a Divorce and Separation Recovery workshop. The next one will start on on Oct 26 through to Dec 7 (Tuesday evenings 7 – 9 p.m.) The total cost will be $55 all inclusive.
Details of their Divorce and Recovery workshops can be checked  at
Their general website is at

Social Worker Maureen Andrews at the Goondiwindi Base Hospital works with males who have anger management
problems. Mental Health Worker Megan Morse works with males who are depressed or suicidal. They both can be
contacted at the hospital on 46711233. As well Maureen can be contacted at and Megan at

Also in Goondiwindi Centacare run the South West Queensland Psychology Service ph 46714380 Fax: (07) 4671 4780 A message on their voicemail states that the psychologist is booked
up for 8-10 weeks and that "no new clients can be accommodated". As the psychologist works the surrounding area it may take 2 to 3 days for a reply to any messages being left on their voicemail. Their psychologist is Marie La Roux. She advises that to get to see her men will have to be referred by the local GP...but they may have to wait 8 to 10 weeks for an appointment.

Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at 137 Mary Street, Gympie QLD 4570
Telephone: 07 5481 1177. You can check the contact details for that office HERE.
<>Also in Gympie Lifeline offer face-to-face counselling for men with DV and anger management problems at
10 Channon St Gympie Ph(07) 5482 7742. Web Site:  They also provide financial counselling on Thursdays. LIFELINE NEWS They have an anger management program commencing 5/4/05 for 8weeks (only for males). Phone them for more details. Hours Open:  8.30 am to 4.30 pm M-F. (Info updated 2/3/05-info from Shelley)

Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counselling at Enterprise House, 7 Hillyard Stree,Pialba QLD 4655,Telephone: 07 4124 1033. You can check the contact details of that office HERE.

Also in Hervey Bay the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centreoffers counseling for men at 51 Taylor St Pialba ph  Phone 4124 3544 Fax 4124 1620 Email They provide a counselor 1 day a week (on a Monday) and the cost per session is $20. The current (31/8/04) time frame to see a counselor is 2 weeks.

1. Latest News 30/3/05 Course now suspended - problem with funding. Face-to-face counselling only. “Alternatives to Aggression” Course run by Relationships Australia Ipswich First Floor, W G Hayden Humanities Centre South Street, Ipswich QLD 4305 (PO Box 545)Telephone: 07 3281 8677 Fax: 07 3812 0151. The next “Alternatives to Aggression” course starts Wednesday August 11.  The course costs $15 for the pre-assessment session and $15 for each week of the 15 week course. The counsellor is Paul Tuxworth.  However the cost will probably be $15 a night with a prepaid assessment (cost of $15 to be paid beforehand). The manager as at 30/3/05 was Tony Swords.
You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

2. Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton ph 32818688 provide face-to-face counselling for men.  They are situated at 20 Roderick Street Ipswich Qld 4305. HOURS 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri. COST: "All the counselling services at Lifeline are offered free of charge". OTHER SERVICES: "Financial Counselling for people experiencing difficulties in coping with financial crises." OUTREACH: An outreach facility to the surrounding areas of Esk, Minden, Boonah, Laidley and now has access to premises in Goodna for persons unable to travel to the Ipswich centre.
Lifeline Ipswich also have a men’s group (that covers anger management issues) that meet every 2nd Thursday. Counselor for this program is Dean.
Lifeline Ipswich have a webpage at ***Information 30/3/05 that webpage being redesigned but can still use email at

The Innisfail Community Support Centre, 13 Edith St Innisfail, ph 4061 6000, Freecall 1800 616 001, fax 4061 7312, email:, offers free counselling for men and women in DV/Anger Management. Their web page can be found at

LAIDLEY (Info received 24/5/04) Information from Laidley Community Centre is that they do not offer counseling, per se, but that Lifeline Ipswich have free use of rooms and bring out 2 workers a week/fortnight as the need demands.
"So, Lifeline Ipswich would be the best to speak with, but it would be good for you to know that clients don't have to travel to Ipswich to access their services."

At the Anglicare Community Centre at 15 Pelican St Longreach ph 46583017 fx 46583265 email they usually have a mental health worker who can counsel male perpetrators and victims. However at the moment (31/8/04) they do not have a counselor. They hope to have one within the month. Information from Susan Hatherall, Family Support Worker, AnglicareCentralQueensland. Anglicare Central Queensland have a website at There is no charge for their services and the waiting time is approx. 2 weeks (advice 31/8/04)

Also at Longreach the Royal Flying Doctor has recently set up a new service which is staffed with a clinical nurse consultant and two psychologists. They can be reached on 46581928 (fax no. is the same) PO Box 599 Longreach 4730. One of their psychologists is Michael Arthur and he can be reached at Their website is  They are happy to see male perpetrators and victims but stress they are not an After Hours or critical incident service. The Team Leader is Stuart Hart (
Read the following Press Release from the RFDS about their new service:-
2 February 2004.   RFDS spreads its wings to Longreach
The Royal Flying Doctor Service will spread its services to Longreach in April following a federal government funding agreement to auspice a mental health service for people in the central west.
This major development came following the announcement that the RFDS has been chosen to facilitate a new Australian Government funded mental health service under the Department of Health and Ageing Regional Health Services Program.
RFDS Senior Allied Health Officer Mr Robert Williams said, “The Matilda Regional Health Service (Matilda RHS) will commence in early April and will focus on improving the provision of mental health services.”
Mr Williams said the project will target the shires of Longreach, Winton, Aramac, Ilfracombe, Isisford, Blackall, Barcaldine, Jericho and Tambo.  The key focus for the Matilda RHS will be to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of people in the central west and improve coordination of services across this area.
“This is an exciting time for the RFDS as we continue to work towards providing a broader range of health services,” said Mr Williams.
The new service will primarily be ground based and operate from a new RFDS office base to be established in Longreach.

Another service at Longreach where men can be counselled is Queensland Community Health at Duck St Longreach Ph 46583344 where the Social Worker is at the Central West Health Service District of Community Health is Shannon McWhirter. Shannon advised on 31/8/04 that she is to be a contact for us. Her contact details are  PO BOX 221, Longreach QLD 4730 ph 0746583344, fx 07 46 58 34 96 Email

OLD INFO FOR LONGREACH In March 2004 an organization called the ISD Project Team  ran a program
called “Working with Men to promote non-violent relationships” . The contact for the service is Emily Harrison, Longreach Shire Council ph 48580058 or email on

  Centacare are at 7/12 Grendon St Nth Mackay on 49572533.

Also in Mackay Relationships Australia (2nd Floor, 45 Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740, (PO Box 1826),Telephone: 07 4957 4542, Fax: 07 4957 7425. They are running some programs that men can attend. The programs are Building Better Relationships running from 29/1/05 to 17/3/2005 TOTAL COST $20, Rebuilding after Separation for 6 weeks from 8/7/2005 TOTAL COST $20 and Focus on the Kids (after separation-type course) for 6 weeks from 21/4/05 and later in the year for 6 weeks from 6/10/2005 TOTAL COST $20. Relationships Australia contact details can be checked HERE.

Also in Mackay Lifeline has face-to-face counseling available at 287 Shakespeare St Mackay ph 49530744, fax 49440254, Email: cost of counseling is FREE (best to check) and the hours are 8.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri (later appointments possible). This service also covers the Sarina area. Satellite offices are run by them at Mirani and Proserpine.

Mirani (near Mackay) This service is run by Lifeline Mackay. Face-to-face counseling is available at Victoria Street Mirani 4754  Telephone No:  (07) 4959 1806 Fax No:  (07) 4959 1806   Web Site:
Email: are 9am to 4pm Wed and Thurs.

Lifeline offer face to face Counselling for men by appointment at 37 Duporth Avenue Maroochydore 4558   Postal: PO Box 542 Maroochydore 4558 Ph (07) 5443 5366 (Ph  (07) 5479 1600 for Mediation Services) Fax No:  (07) 5443 8642. POSTAL PO Box 542 Maroochydore QLD 4558, Email: have a website at occasionally run an anger management program for men  (Lauren is the contact). They also gambling and financial counselling on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Hours Open:  8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday
1. Lifeline are running a one-night anger management workshop on Sept 1 from 6pm to 8.30pm. The cost is FREE.
2. They are also running a general mens issues group that will run for 8 weeks from approx Sept 22 (check with them re this date). Again the cost is FREE.
3.They also run a parenting support program and have financial counselors available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Other contacts for the mens projects are or

Also at Maroochydore Centacare are able to offer Face to Face Counselling for Anger Management (info 18/2/04). Contact on At Unit 1/8 Denna St Maroochydore, Phone: (07) 5479 4755, Fax:  (07) 5479 5907

Centacare are also running a Divorce and Separation Recovery workshop. Dates for the next program are from Oct 6 to Nov 17. The total cost will probably be $85 or $55 concession...but check. Details of the workshops can be checked at

Counselling for men  is available at Lifeline at cnr Alice and Bazaar Streets Maryborough ph 41222144 fax 41212598 Email : COST is FREE (donations welcome) but the current waiting time is 4–6 weeks (31/8/04).

Also in Maryborough Centacare at 262 Kent St Maryborough ph 4121 6410 (next door to St Vincents De Paul) Email offers counseling for men. The current waiting time is approx 2 weeks. COSTS are charged on a sliding scale. They also will be running a Divorce/Separation Recovery program at Hervey Bay starting 5/10/04. There will be 8 sessions over 8 weeks (2 hours a week) at a total cost of $20

Also in Maryborough the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre offers counseling at 99 Bazaar St Maryborough ph 4121 2141 Fax 4121 7381 Email You will find more information about them at

The North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service  from Townsville are planning to run a perpetrator programs in Mt Isa soon. They have advertised for an indigenous worker for the program but as yet have not been able to find someone (advice 12/8/04). NEWS: Apparently they have now found a worker (advice 28/9/04) NEWS (5/10/04) The worker is Ron Page but the info I received is that he will not be running parpetrator program at all....more of a DV liasion person for local communities.The NQDVRS can be contacted on Phone: (07) 4721 2888/Fax: (07) 4721 1794/email-, PO Box 6061 Townsville,Queensland 4810 and they have a web address HERE.

As well the Mount Isa Neighbourhood Centre, at 14A Hilary Street, Mount Isa conducts individual counselling sessions
for men who are perpetrators of domestic violence and who want to change their behaviour.  The Centre's contact
number is (07) 47434506. (Advice received 18/3/2004). They can also be contacted at

NEW PROGRAM??A working party consisting of police and Health Dept Officers are now looking at starting a program for male perpetrators. It is still in a planning phase. Contact is Lindsay Johnson, Senior Health Promotion Officer on 4744 4842 or Latest news from Lindsay UPDATE 5/10/04 re Mt Isa Just to update you with Men's Issues in Mount Isa, Ron Page is an Indigenous Elder who has been employed on a part time basis (Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm) with the North Qld Domestic Violence Resource Service based at 14a Hilary Street Mount Isa.  He can be contacted on 4743 0946 during those hours.  The Mount Isa Aboriginal Corporation for Men has been established but has not met for some time.  We will be meeting next week to rejuvinate members, revisit objectives and inject some enthusiasm!

One-on-one counselling is avalable at Relationships Australia at 14 Ernst Street Noosaville QLD 4565 Telephone: 07 5492 7255

Lifeline Mackay offers face-to-face counseling at 2 Herbert St Proserpine through the Proserpine Community Centre ph 49455671. Email: Other contact details are through Lifeline Mackay. The service is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm.

ROCKHAMPTON (info 15/11/04)
Relationships Australia offer one-on-one counseling at  114 Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700 (P.O. Box 8153 Allenstown) Telephone: 07 4927 4077 Fax: 07 4927 7036 Email address NOTE This Office will be closed from Wed 24/11/04 till 1/12/04 as they will be moving premises to Cnr Beserker St and High St North Rockhampton. Their phone and fax numbers will remain the same. Their hours are 9am to 5pm M-F except they work till 7.30pm (last appointment 6.30pm). Their next 15 week "Alternatives to Aggression" course starts next year at a date to be announced. Costs are working out on a sliding scale. The current waiting time is 1 to 2 weeks but this will be longer tempoarily due to the move. RA offer Personal and Relationship counselling as well as free Addictions (ie Gambling) counselling and free financial counselling. RA also offer "Parenting Apart"counselling  - a service designed to assist separating parents, through the process of mediation, to make decisions regarding their children and to plan together for their futures. Finally RA can offer counselling for those who are coming to terms with having been placed in institutions including orphanages, detention centres, residential and foster homes etc - this counselling is arranged through the ARC ie After-care Resource Centre ph 07 3255848 or 1800 501 560. ARC will then refer the person to RA
Rockhampton. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

Also in Rockhampton face-to-face counselling is also available through Centacare on 49271700 and through Anglicare at 164 Margaret St North Rockhampton on 49278200.

Also at Rockhampton Lifeline is at 124 Quarry St Rockhampton Q4700 Ph(07) 4922 7035 or Fax 07) 4922 7048
They have one and a half counsellors. Maggie Dickson is full-time and John Munro works part-time. The waiting time depends on the urgency of the situation. The cost of counselling is FREE(so they told me on 15/11/04-some rumour they may eventually charge for their services).

DV Counselling is available at the Roma Neighbourhood Centre PO Box 116 Roma Ph 46223644 - email

Also at Roma Centacare offer counselling. They are available on 46223998. Email -
I have sent them some email asking about their services - yet to receive a response. I believe they did have a psychologist working there.

Lifeline here can assist with face-to-face counseling. They are at 138 Victoria St St George ph 46253144 or 46253415 fax 46253489.They are open from 8.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri.The cost of counseling is FREE (best to check) and the current waiting time for an appointment as at 16/8/2004 was 2 weeks. They are part of Lifeline Toowoomba.

Also at St George Lifeline also advise that the Social Worker at St George Hospital, Gail Hawton, ph 46253144 also counsels men re DV and anger management.

SCOPE (auspiced by Centacare) run a Men’s Relationship program. The topics include:-Power and Control, Equality and
Respect, Physical Violence, Sexual Violence, Non-Physical Violence, Communication, Cycle of Abuse and Alcohol and
Violence. They have outreach workers who can provide support, counseling, information and referral throughout the
Sunshine Coast and Cooloola region and they run a Domestic and Family Violence Court Support program. To contact:-
see details below or try Maroochydore 5479 5911. Their primary worker is Gary.They have a direct websiteand you can also contact by email on

TEWANTIN face-to face counselling is available through Relationships Australia at the Salvation Army Emergency Centre at 26 Donnella Street, Tewantin QLD 4565 Telephone: 07 5492 7255. You can check the contact details for this office HERE.

      Lifeline run a “Out-Rage” program for anger management. They can be contacted on 46389208 and at at PO BOX 2119, Toowoomba, Queensland (Australia) Q4350 Email They have a website at  A list of their courses can be found HERE. They also ran an anger management program for young men age 14 to 17 (see below)....
1. The next OUTRAGE course for men dealing with issues of anger, aggression, or violence begins on Monday  24th January between 5.30pm-7.30pm and runs for 10 weeks.
MORE DETAILS:-"This is a group for men who have problems dealing with anger in the many parts of their lives.  Each week the focus is on the different roles men have, and how anger can cause problems in one or all of them.  These roles include Men as individuals, Men as partners, Men as fathers and sons, Men as workers and Men as citizens.
We look at what causes anger, abuse and violence and what can be done to make sure we stay in control and not let anger cause problems at home, at work and out in public. The group offers confidentiality, safety and support, and where necessary referral for ongoing counselling and support will be arranged.  There is no charge but a donation for refreshments is welcome. OTHER INFO An individual meeting with a facilitator is necessary. Also before attendance at the group: register your interest NOW."

The Men & Relationships Program (MARP) is looking to conduct an 8 week group for young men aged 14-17 dealing with anger and its expression through violence and aggression (if sufficient enrolments are received). It is anticipated that the group will begin on the week of the 25th of October (a week day to be specified) from 3.30-5.15 pm at 17 Long Street.
MORE INFO This is a group for young men who have problems dealing with anger in the many parts of their lives.  Each week the focus will be on different parts of young men's lives and how anger can cause problems in one or all of them.  These areas include:
 * Young men as individuals * Young men at school and at work * Young men at play * Young men and families * Young men and partners
During the 8 weeks we will look at what triggers anger, and where violence and aggression come from, as well as what can be done to make sure
we stay in control and not let anger hurt ourselves or those around us. The group offers confidentiality, safety and support, and where
necessary referral for ongoing counseling and support will be arranged. There is no charge to attend the group.  An individual meeting with a
facilitator, and receiving informed consent from both the parents/guardians and participants is necessary before attendance at the group.

3. The next DADSTALK course for men interested in looking at their parenting skills and challenges, begins on THURSDAY OCTOBER 7TH, AND RUNS for 10 weeks.  Facilitators: Kathy Robinson and Peter Collins. Referrals for these groups are welcome anytime.  The men will be put on a waitlist, and we need their contact details, so that we can arrange a pre-course interview with one of the facilitators before the work starts. (In the previous DADSTALK course there is no charge but a donation towards refreshments is welcome.) MORE INFO "Being a father is a challenging job – whether you are living with your kids full-time or have them for short or long visits. Regardless of how much time you can spend with your kids, you can do really good parenting.  This group will be professionally facilitated by two counsellors, and will allow men to come together to explore and focus on the joys, frustrations, challenges and successes of parenting.The group is open to fathers who live with their kids and those who may be separated and see their kids for weekends or holidays. We believe that men have a lot to teach each other about being a parent but there are not many opportunities to get together and talk about some of the most important people in their lives – their kids."

Lifeline through Gambling Help are also running a 8 week program for people experiencing problems relating to gambling (COMPLETED).The program will run from April 21 2004 to June 9 2004. It will be held on Wednesday nights from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

ALSO IN TOOWOOMBA- Face-to-face counseling can also be obtained through Relationships Australia onph
46381295, 3rd Floor, CML Building 158 Margaret Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350, (P.O. Box 1854)
Telephone: 07 4638 1295 Fax: 07 4638 3660.

Relationships Australia also run the Rural Family Solutions Distance Counselling Service in Toowoomba on Telephone: 1800 176 002. See above details under "ALL QUEENSLAND" for more details.

Relationships Australia also run the...Toowoomba DFVPS (Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Service) at 172 Bridge Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 (PO Box 281) Telephone: 07 4639 3605 Fax: 07 4639 6887. They run DV groups for men and they cover the following areas - Chinchilla, Dalby, Inglewood, Kingaroy, Murgon, Oakey, Stanthorpe, Texas, Warwick, Crows Nest, Goondiwindi, Killarney, Millmerran, Nanango, Pittsworth, Tara, Toowoomba and Yarraman.
NEWS (5/10/04) The service is about to lose their male worker who runs the men's groups. The predict it will be the end of November before their men's groups are up and running again.

You can check the contact details for Relationships Australia HERE.

Relationships Australia at 50 Paxton Street, Townsville QLD 4810 Telephone: 07 4771 3780 Fax: 07 4771 2945
has a “Alternatives To Aggression” course for males and females.
* Identifying anger
* Early influences to our behaviour
* Healthy ways to express anger
Starting Dates :
    -24/1/05 and 31/1/05 - ie two Monday mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am
    -2/2/05 and 9/2/05  - ie two Wednesday mornings  between 9.30am and 11.30am
  Cost per Session Cost per Course is a Gold Coin .
There are 2 sessions, with each session running for 2 hours, so 4 hours per course.
Topics: Behaviour, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Discipline and guidance, Equality in Relationships, Fair Fighting,
Target Age: none
They can also can do 1-on-1 counseling. COST for this is $35 a session for Health Care Card holders and $65 an hour for others.

Also in Townsville at Aitkenvale LIFELINE offer face-to-face counseling at 276-280 Ross River Rd Aitkenvale
PO Box 431 Aitkenvale Townsville 4814, Telephone No: (07) 4779 9911
Fax No: (07) 4779 5594 Web Site:
Email: They are open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday
The current waiting time for face-to-face counseling is 3-4 weeks (advice 16/8/04).

Also in Townsville the North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service run perpetrator programs (court-mandated and otherwise). They can be contacted on Phone: (07) 4721 2888/Fax: (07) 4721 1794/email-, PO Box 6061 Townsville,Queensland 4810 and they have a web address HERE.The next program for men who commit DV will commence 26/8/2004. It will run for 10 weeks at a cost of $10 per session. The group will run on Thursday nights form 6pm to 8pm - please call them for more details. Note that this service will also speak to male victims of DV though they advise that they will probably refer the male on to Relationships Australia for more in depth counselling.

The Anglicare Community Centre at 15 Pelican St Longreach ph 46583017 fx 46583265 email also have a Rural & Family Support Worker in Winton – he is Allan McMorrin on
46571 877 or Email received from Susan Hatherall 31/8/04)
COST: We have been told there is no charge for their services (best to check)

Face-to-face counselling is available through Relationships Australia at the Community Health Centre, Cnr Queen & Arthur Streets, Yeppoon QLD 4703 Telephone: 07 4927 4077 (by appointment) Fax: 07 4957 7425


PLEASE NOTE This webpage is a work in progress. It is designed to help the men (and women) of Queensland. I can give no guarentee that it is either complete or totally accurate. It's just the best I have been able to do.

Some of these courses have already started but I have left the information on to give you an idea what is entailed in a course.

If the course has begun contact the organization to see when the next course starts and remember you will probably
be able to speak one-on-one to a counselor at that organization regardless of whether the course has started.

I will try to keep this page up-to-date but essentially the onus is on you to make your own enquiries.  As well, never having done any of these courses or seen any of these counselling organisations, I cannot personally vouch for any of them...but I would be interested in your feedback.

To help other Queensland men please advise me if any information on this page is incorrect in any way or if you have information about a counselling organisation or new course please send your information to me at

Finally I hope this page helps you and your loved ones.