Domestic and family violence report

Domestic and family violence report
v8 Dec21

The Domestic and family violence report which must be completed and signed by an authorised professional can be provided as a type of relevant evidence to support that a tenant/resident is/has been experiencing domestic and family violence.  

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The Domestic and family violence report which must be completed and signed by an authorised professional can be provided as a type of relevant evidence to support that a tenant/resident is/has been experiencing domestic and family violence.  

An authorised professional refers to any of the following entities who may complete a Domestic and family violence report as prescribed by the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2009

a) health practitioner, meaning a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practice, other than as a student, in any of the following health professions – 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice 
  • medical 
  • midwifery 
  • nursing 
  • occupational therapy 
  • psychology. 

b) a person who is eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers 
c) a refuge or crisis worker 
d) a domestic and family violence support worker or case manager 
e) an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical service 
f) a solicitor. 

A tenant/resident can choose to either show or give a copy of the completed report to their property manager/owner, agent or manager/provider with a completed Notice ending tenancy interest (domestic and family violence) (Form 20) or Notice ending residency interest (domestic and family violence) (Form R20)

IMPORTANT 

Everyone deserves to feel safe at home – domestic and family violence is never acceptable. 

Related resources: Help and support is available for Queenslanders affected by domestic and family violence.  

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