Family Violence Awareness

The Family Violence Awareness Program at Northern Frontiers Counselling Cairns is a primary intervention designed to engage individuals who use abusive behaviours in their intimate and family relationships.

Domestic violence consists of a range of controlling behaviours inflicted on a victim resulting in physical, psychological or sexual harm, social isolation and/or financial deprivation causing the victim to live in fear . . .

Northern Frontiers Counselling Cairns’ Family Violence Awareness Program is both educational and motivational with a strong focus on the nature and impact of family violence on individuals; relationships, children and other vulnerable people. The program is offered in a structured individual counselling format to maximise opportunity for self-reflection and core awareness building. Service delivery is flexible to accommodate the needs of people living or working in remote locations. Participants may attend voluntarily or via a process of being court mandated.


The Family Violence Awareness Program is an 8-week programme designed to meet the needs of individuals in the pre-contemplative or contemplative stage of behaviour change in preparation for ongoing long-term rehabilitation.

Participation may be made a condition of a court order or a temporary order. For example, a Magistrate recently requested information about domestic violence awareness programs in Far North Queensland. The defendant’s lawyer contacted Northern Frontiers Counselling Cairns and was provided with an overview of the Family Violence Awareness Program. The Magistrate directed the offender to attend the 8-week program and pay all associated costs prior to the next court date.

In accordance with best practice the Family Violence Awareness Program offers a consistent and thorough focus on the safety of victims and their dependants who are considered the primary clients – making it particularly relevant to child safety services.

A participant Progress Report or Completion Report can be provided free of charge.

Flexible Appointment Times:

For your convenience Northern Frontiers Mediation & Counselling Cairns offers appointments from 7.30am weekdays.  Out of hours appointments are available on a case-by-case basis.  To enquire call 1300 90 81 70, text message via mobile on 0419 531 269, email reception@northernfrontiers.com.au or use the online chat feature at the bottom right of this webpage.

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Contact our Reception and confidentially discuss your unique situation today.  Simply call 1300 90 81 70, send a detailed text message to our client mobile on 0419 531 269, email reception@northernfrontiers.com.au or use the online chat feature at the bottom right of this webpage to speak with someone now.  Don't worry, there is no obligation to make a booking, and we are happy to answer any questions you have if you are just researching different providers.

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75 Digger St

Cairns North QLD 4870

Northern Frontiers Pty Ltd does not accept walk-ins, or individuals without prior bookings. Please contact prior to attending office.


+1300 90 81 70

Mobile: 0419 531 269 (text messaging available)

LiveChat: If you have any questions about our services and don't have time to ring or email, feel free to use the LiveChat function (bottom right of this page).


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 7.30 am – 5:00 pm, by appointment only.  Face -to-face sessions available on Tuesdays and Fridays, phone and videochat (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom etc) available each weekday. Last-minute sessions are usually available for urgent matters.

Please note:  Northern Frontiers Mediation & Counselling Cairns provides private and confidential services.  To ensure client confidentiality all bookings are strictly by appointment only therefore we do not accept walk-ins or unannounced requests for service, including for new enquiries.