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
An application for an intervention order can be made under the 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 2010 where there is no family relationship or the parties are neighbours or friends. For more information on applications made under the Act 2010, please see the related Personal Safety intervention Orders page.
2008 or the 2010.
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.