Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month and council is ramping up its Mackay Draws the Line campaign.  Show your support by grabbing your free sticker.

Domestic and family violence (DFV) is the number one callout for general duty police cars in our region. Council and the Mayor’s Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce, made up of local community and business leaders, have produced a series of stickers to engage the community and spread awareness around this damning community issue.

Three stickers are available free to residents:

  • A small, round book sticker
  • A bumper sticker
  • A bin sticker

Stickers

Residents can collect their free Mackay Draws the Line sticker from any Mackay Regional Council Library or customer service centre, or from school Zonta clubs and George Street Neighbourhood Centre.

Council is also supporting a number of Domestic and Family Violence events through May:

  • Candle Lighting Ceremonies at Jubilee Park on May 1 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, and Sarina Library on May 8 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Mackay Says No Family Fun Day at John Breen Park on May 25 from 10am to 2pm
  • Mudth Niyleta event at the Sarina RSL on May 28 from 11am to 1.30pm

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing or perpetrating domestic and family violence, help and support is available.

  • Domestic Violence Resource Service (local), 4957 3888
  • DV Connect 1800 811 811
  • DV Connect Mensline 1800 600 636
  • 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732