Extra Qld police tackle domestic violence

Stuart Layt

An extra 24 Queensland police officers will be assigned to work as domestic and family violence coordinators across the state.

The state's Labor government will allocate an extra $133 million to fund the positions in the upcoming budget, lifting the total number of DV coordinator officers to 54.

Police Minister Mark Ryan said the officers would be assigned across the state.

"Our police are dealing with domestic violence on the front line every single day, and these coordinators will provide them with the support they need," Mr Ryan said.

The funding commitment will also include three new women's shelters - on the northern Gold Coast, in the Caboolture region and at Roma.

The Roma shelter will be run by Save the Children, and all three facilities are due to be opened over the 2018-19 financial year.

The Palaszczuk government has committed more than $300 million to tackling domestic violence since the release of the Not Now, Not Ever report in 2015.