Our Objectives


  • To provide direct relief to women and children who are in crisis as a result of domestic and family violence
  • To provide a high standard of safe, crisis accommodation for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence
  • To act as advocates for women and children experiencing domestic violence
  • To participate in and form linkages with housing providers and networks located in the Gold Coast region
  • To investigate and develop housing options to meet the needs of women and children leaving Refuge
  • To encourage and develop a broad range of community participation in the management of the service
  • To provide opportunities for professional development of staff of the association
  • To provide an environment committed to continuous improvement in service delivery
  • To provide services that are culturally appropriate and responsive to women and children from diverse backgrounds
  • To participate in a wide range of networks and systems that work in the area of violence against women and children
  • To lobby for socio-political and legislative change

If you are experiencing behaviour that causes fear or harm, you could be in an abusive/disrespectful relationship.

You can get assistance, information and support and you are not alone.  For more information visit Domestic Violence Prevention Gold Coast or  DV Connect Womensline.

Or call DVConnect on 1800 811 811 to find out more.


phone: 0407 981 158

email: admin@macleod.org.au

PO Box 2947

Southport QLD 4215

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