Information About Intervention Orders

Domestic violence occurs in all sections of our community and across all cultures.  Domestic violence is an abuse of power between people in intimate relationships, or after separation, through a wide range of abusive behaviours. This may include physical and sexual violence, verbal abuse, threats and intimidation, emotional and social abuse, stalking and economic deprivation, All of these behaviours are unacceptable in our community, and some of them are clearly against the law. 
An intervention order is an order issued by either the police or the Court, forbidding a person (the defendant) from behaving towards you (the protected person) in ways that may harass, threaten or abuse you or that may be violent.  The other person may be ordered not to do various things, such as not to come to your home and place of work, not to go to your children's school, not to follow or watch you, not to phone you or send messages to you.  The other person may also be ordered to do certain things, such as to move out of the house they may share with you.  An order can be made specifically for you and your situtation. 
It is an offence for the other person (defendant) to disobey the order. 


Information about Intervention Orders is a booklet that tells how to get an intervention order, explains police-issued intervention orders and court-issued orders, and outlines the application process and possible outcomes. 

• To download the booklet as a PDF (in English), please click here.
• To download the booklet in other languages, please click here.
• To download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here.
Last Modified: 31 January 2012