About Us

About Broken Ballerina Inc.

Broken Ballerina Inc is about awareness of, and breaking the cycle of, family and domestic violence and abuse in the Mackay community. Therefore, helping survivors stay safe for the future. Broken Ballerina Inc. is an Incorporated Association, a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR status, Tax concessions, and registered as a charitable institution with the QLD Government, In 2019 Ballerina Inc was formed with a committee of people who chose to support Jules in her mission of making a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence and disadvantaged people in our society.

What can Broken Ballerina Inc. do for you?

  • Provide a referral service for you to escape Domestic Violence.
  • Assist you in getting away from a dangerous violent relationship
  • Provide you with support in filing reports with police
  • Provide you with support in filing Domestic Violence orders
  • Provide you with support attending court.

We also have candle lighting vigils to pay our respects to victims murdered in acts of
violence. Make sure you like us on Facebook so you can keep up with what we are doing in
the Mackay and Whitsunday communities.

Do you require assistance?

Current Activities

Broken Ballerina Inc. raises funds by:

Selling cupcakes and slices that are baked by us at home at cake stalls

Merchandise sales

Receiving donations from our generous community members and local businesses

Events such as our annual
charity ball

This enables us to assist survivors of domestic violence. Broken Ballerina Inc. also raises awareness of Domestic Violence through media appearances, social media platforms, and presentations about DV and how it affects the community.

Some of the services we offer are:

  • Provide phone support 7 days a week
  • Provide a referral service for survivors
  • Support at court with DV matters
  • Support with police with DV matters
  • Financial support for victims for necessities and emergencies
  • Transport to court appointments for victims who require it
  • Transport to appointments and provide support to survivors
  • Provide a personal approach to each client based on their individual situation.
  • Pay costs involved for transport to relocate to safety such as plane tickets
  • Pay for temporary accommodation such as motels.
  • Purchase back-to-school items, Christmas and special occasion presents to ease the financial burden and stress on mum.

Brief History of Broken Ballerina

Jules Thompson broke her cycle of domestic violence after she had endured abuse in the forms of, intimidation, bullying, threats to her life, rape, and more. Jules was to the point where she suffered a nervous breakdown and hospitalised for 6 weeks in a mental health facility.

Jules has written her autobiography called Broken Ballerina and which was published in late 2022.

In 2018, Jules and her husband Peter started Broken Ballerina Foundation and commenced raising funds and awareness for domestic violence survivors. This was Jules’ way of helping victims as she faced her challenges alone and she wanted to help and show them they’re not alone and there is a way out of the cycle of domestic violence. 

Broken Ballerina Inc. was started in 2020 because of the number of people in the community wanting support with DV matters but not finding it. Jules receives calls, messages, emails, and messages through social media always 7 days a week. Unfortunately, DV doesn’t only occur during business hours Monday to Friday.

As a result, Jules, Peter, and the committee have now got Broken Ballerina Inc., which is a public Benevolent Institution, registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient, with Charity tax concessions and registered with the QLD government as a charitable institution.


The forms below can assist domestic violence survivors by providing a confidential and safe way to report incidents, seek protective orders, access resources, and document evidence for legal proceedings.

Help us support survivors of Domestic Violence

Broken Ballerina Inc raises funds to provide assistance and support to survivors of domestic violence.

Being a non profit organisation we rely on grants, donations, fundraising events and sales of our merchandise to enable us to keep doing what we do for people suffering or escaping from domestic violence in Mackay and the Whitsundays.

Set up a regular 100% tax deductible donation with your bank, send us an email using the link below to tell us you have done this, and we will ensure you get a statement at tax time for your accountant.

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Who can you contact for help?

QLD Police Domestic Violence Service.

CALL 000

Call 000 for emergencies or follow the link below to see the assistance the QLD police offer to help victims of domestic violence.

for non urgent matters contact Police Link 13 14 44


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