Intervention Orders

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

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.

If you have been affected by family violence issues or if you are applying or responding to a family violence intervention order, visit the Court’s Family Violence website. The information on the Family Violence website will help you through the family violence intervention order court process.


If you would like to apply online for a family violence intervention order, you will find information here.

 

Contacts

Contact the Magistrates' Court where your matter is listed or your nearest court. 
Contact details for all Victorian Magistrates' Courts are available under Contact Us

Email: help@magistratescourt.vic.gov.au