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
- occupational therapy
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).
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.