Betty Taylor

Campaigner and founder, Domestic Violence Prevention Centre and Red Rose Foundation

2023 QLD Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Betty Taylor has been at the forefront of work to combat family violence for the past 33 years. She is particularly focused on preventing the stalking and violent deaths of women and has been pivotal in pushing for more effective responses and laws. 

Betty established the Gold Coast’s Domestic Violence Prevention Centre 26 years ago to support women and children affected by violence and works with perpetrators. 

She is also the founder and current CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, supporting survivors of violence.  

More recently, Betty established the Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention, which trains health, police and other professionals on how to better respond to evidence of non-lethal strangulation, a significant red flag for later homicide.  

Betty also created Australia's first Strangulation Trauma Centre in Brisbane. The Centre is supported by the Red Rose Foundation and helps women who have survived strangulation to heal their physical and mental injuries.