Circuit Breaker Groups (Men & Women)– Arresting Anger – Preventing Domestic Violence – Strengthening Families
Please contact DADS today for more information and upcoming program dates.


Family Court and Magistrates Court - Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Support
Attending Court can be a difficult and anxious experience. Our Court support workers provide support with Family Court or Domestic and Family Violence proceedings.

Our service provides independent support and information in line with the relevant resources including the current Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence Legislation and to provide information to Applicants and Respondents on the Courts processes and procedures.

Our support workers provide assistance to either party who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and are seeking to apply for, respond to, vary or revoke a Domestic Violence Protection Order. Our workers are not able to provide legal advice.

Our support workers are qualified support workers with extensive experience in Family Court and Domestic and Family Violence proceedings, the Courts processes and experienced liaising with the Courts personnel.

Our Court support workers can attend Court and provide emotional support to either party that is appearing for Mention or Hearing and offer guidance to understand what Orders are being sought by the other party and debrief after Interim/Final Orders have been made. In some circumstances our service also offers comprehensive support as a “Mackenzie Friend” to self-represented litigants (at the Judge’s discretion) before the Federal Circuit Court Brisbane/Family Court of Australia Brisbane. Please contact DADS today for more information.

Paralegal Administration Services
In conjunction with our Court support service we provide administrational guidance and support in the preparation of Court Documents relating to Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence matters. Our staff have extensive experience in drafting and preparing Applications, Responses, Affidavits, Chronologies, Subpoenas’, Case Outlines, Appeals and Trial material. Please note: Our staff are not solicitors and cannot give legal advice or representation.

Family Support Services
DADS provides practical and emotional support, guidance and services to Fathers and families in need. We work with clients to assess their needs and determine the type of emotional or practical support and help they require.

We support our families by providing food hampers, go cards/fuel cards and work closely with other professional services providing advocacy as necessary to assist families to access a range of support services.

Circle of Security Parenting Program
Please contact DADS today for more information and upcoming program dates.

Children’s Supervised Contact Services
Young Advocacy & Support Services (YASS) provides private supervised contact and change over services in a safe, neutral and child focused environment for visits to occur between children and their parents and other significant people in the child/ren’s lives.

Whether the supervision is Court Ordered or mutually agreed between the parents, our support workers will pro-actively ensure the visits transition smoothly. Our support workers are tertiary qualified with extensive experience committed to encouraging positive contact experiences and building meaningful relationships between the child/children and their parents, family members and other significant people in the child/ren’s lives.


Australia, 4163


Phone: 0431 862 954