The court can make intervention orders to protect people who have experienced violent, threatening or abusive behaviour.
There are two types of intervention orders:
- a family violence intervention order helps to protect you from a family member who is violent to you
- a personal safety intervention order helps to protect you from someone, other than a family member, who makes you feel unsafe
See the related Support and Assistance Services page for details of the services that can help you feel safe and assist with your intervention order application. If you are in danger and need urgent help, call the emergency number 000 and ask for the police.
An intervention order is a court order made by a Magistrate under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 or the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010.
An application for an intervention order can be made under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 where there is a family relationship or a person is or has been involved in a relationship.
An application for an intervention order can be made under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 where there is no family relationship or the parties are neighbours or friends. For more information on applications made under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010, please see the related Personal Safety intervention Orders page.
To view a mock court hearing for a family violence intervention order or a virtual tour of a courtroom in an intervention order hearing please look at our Virtual Court Site.