The Gold Coast Domestic Violence Integrated Response (GCDVIR) is a community-based multi-agency response to domestic violence. The GCDVIR was established in 1996 to improve responses to domestic violence following high rates of domestic violence and domestic homicides occurring on the Gold Coast.
Under the GCDVIR, agencies work together to provide co-ordinated, appropriate and consistent responses to women and children affected by domestic and family violence and to men who perpetrate domestic violence. The GCDVIR operates within a justice reform model. Drawing on international expertise in developing the model (including visits from personnel from Hamilton in New Zealand and from the United States) the GCDVIR continues to evolve and develop.