Projects and initiatives


The following projects and initiatives have been developed through the work of DVSM Service Delivery Teams and Insight Exchange.


Insight exchange

Insight Exchange centres on the expertise of people with lived experience of domestic and family violence and gives voice to these experiences. It is designed to inform and strengthen social, service and systemic responses to domestic and family violence.

Insight Exchange is described and hosted on a distinct standalone website

Domestic and family violence acquired brain injury

In 2017-2018 Domestic Violence Service Management undertook a project focused on the intersection of domestic and family violence and acquired brain injury. In July 2018 the project report was launched to a constellation of  84 attendees from 49 organisations. Subsequently the project report and related materials were hosted here on the DVSM website and remain here to support broader engagement and access for other colleagues, services and systems.


Reflection Series

DVSM has explored lines of enquiry on particular focus areas.
These reflections have been collated into reflections series papers.

Reflections Paper 2.1 – DFV and ABI Intersection

This paper provides a review of some of the key issues and includes:

  • Questions and critical analysis
  • Recommendations, from the perspective of DVSM’s frontline Domestic and Family Violence workers, that DVSM could reasonably undertake;
  • Considerations on how the intersection of DFV and ABI may affect the clients that DVSM works with.


Increasing our positive impact in the communities we work with through innovative projects.

As an organisation, DVSM is always focused on the future and increasing the positive impact DVSM’s services have in the communities we work with. Our extensive experience within the Far Western NSW town of Wilcannia, along with important community consultation, led to DVSM embarking on a much-needed expansion project late in 2021. After applying for and successfully receiving additional funding in mid-2021, from the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Infrastructure Grant Program, DVSM purchased the Wilcannia Courthouse Café and affiliated out buildings on Reid Street in Wilcannia at the end of 2021. Refurbishment and renovation work soon began on the property to create much-needed additional support and community spaces for the people of Wilcannia.

This well-known building located in central Wilcannia will enable us to provide an additional 1,095 nights of safe accommodation each year. In addition to the crisis accommodation, This large property and its indoor and outdoor spaces will also be utilized to promote community engagement, and will become a hub for community and service events, meetings, and be a welcoming safe place to connect with each other.

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