Join us at the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference this December

May 10, 2018

The annual STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held at QT, Gold Coast on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 with optional workshops on Wednesday 5 December.  

The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for a unified voice to share, network and collaborate on the challenges and successes of behaviour change.  Our human basic needs of comfort and security are violated when violence is common, impacting home life, the work place and the community.

Domestic and family violence does not discriminate, women, men and children of all races, orientation and social standing can be affected by domestic violence and it happens in many forms whether it is physical, social, economical, verbal, psychological, spiritual, sexual or emotional.

The conference will be exploring vulnerable groups and the various challenges and gaps in services, perpetrator behaviour and program, law enforcement, first responders,  creating a resilient workforce, impacts of technology, mitigating domestic and family violence, research findings, protection of the vulnerable that will contribute to the educational program of over 70 expert presenters and workshops and 9 Keynote Presenters.

Conference Topics:

  • Vulnerable Groups
  • Mitigating domestic and family violence
  • Technology and safety planning
  • Victim Services and Consumers
  • Perpetrator intervention outcomes
  • Government and Law and Court Enforcement
  • Violence and steps toward change
  • Creating a Resilient Workforce

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a:

  • 30-minute oral presentation
  • Visual poster presentation
  • Panel presentation
  • 90-minute workshop presentation

Applications to present are open until the 24 August 2018 – CLICK HERE for more information on presenting and to submit your presentation.

Confirmed Keynotes for 2018:

  • Associate Professor Kathleen Baird, Griffith University & Gold Coast University Hospital, Deputy Chair, Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board, Queensland
  • Mr Desmond Campbell, Manager, Family Violence Program, Northern Territory Department of Correction Services
  • Professor Patrick O’Leary, School of Human Services and Social Work & School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
  • Ms Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner, Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria)


  • Ms Kay McGrath, Journalist & Chair, Domestic & Family Violence Implementation Council, Queensland

Early Bird Registration is also now open offering discounts if you book before 19 October 2018, CLICK HERE to secure your discounted rate today.

For further information on the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference please visit