top of page
Red Roses In Water


change the ending


  • Non-Lethal Strangulation: A National Conversation
    Non-Lethal Strangulation: A National Conversation
    Wed, 21 Feb
    Royal On The Park
    21 Feb 2024, 8:30 am AEST – 22 Feb 2024, 5:00 pm AEST
    Royal On The Park, 152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
    2 Day Symposium bringing a focus on the issue of non-lethal strangulation. Presented by the Red Rose Foundation in partnership with the Centre for Domestic & Family Violence Research, Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence and WorkUp Queensland.


The voices of women impacted by non-fatal strangulation
rrf board.jpg

Red Rose Foundation­­™ At A Glance

The Red Rose Foundation­­™ is a national not for profit charity who works to address the damaging impact of domestic violence across our communities. We are especially concerned at the high number of domestic violence related deaths that occur each year through homicide and suicide. We also acknowledge that tragically, many of these domestic violence related deaths have many predictive elements and are largely considered preventable.


Our motto is #ChangeTheEnding

DFV Honour Roll plaque

What We Do

The Red Rose Foundation­­’s work is focused on addressing high risk high harm domestic violence. We believe that so many of domestic violence deaths are both predictable and preventable.

Our work includes:

  • Providing counselling, groups and advocacy for women who have experienced non-lethal strangulation.

  • Providing Education and training both live and on-line

  • Community Awareness Activities

  • Systems Advocacy

Staff and volunteers in a meeting

Strangulation Trauma Centre

Strangulation is one of the highest risk indicators to domestic violence related homicides and health related premature deaths. Red Rose Foundation identified there was a lack of information, resources and therapeutic support, available to women in Australia who had survived the trauma of non-fatal strangulation. We believe strangulation is a specific high risk form of violence that needs a specialised response.

While the Red Rose Foundation­­™ has been training and advocating on non lethal strangulation for several years, we were pleased that in May 2021, Australia’s first Strangulation Trauma Centre was officially opened by Queensland Attorney General Hon Shannon Fentiman. 

Red Rose supporters

Our Projects

The presence of a Red Bench in a public location aims to raise awareness and provide an opportunity for this important issue to remain visible.  

Since 2010, a Red Rose Rally has been held following the death of every Queensland woman killed due to domestic violence.

High-quality specialist intervention and prevention training and resources for professionals.