A court order to keep someone safe from another person.
An intervention order is a court order designed to protect a person, their children and their property from someone who is using violence, threatening them or making them feel unsafe.
There are two types of intervention orders:
An intervention order is a civil matter and will not appear on a criminal record. However, if a respondent breaks the rules on an intervention order they can be charged by the police with a criminal offence – this is called a “breach”.
The affected family member or affected person is the person that is protected by an intervention order.
The applicant is the individual who has asked the court to make an intervention order. This may be the affected family member/affected person or someone else such as a police officer, child protection worker or parent/guardian.
The respondent is the person who the application is made against.
The court can make a family violence intervention order if it reasonably believes that:
When considering a family violence intervention order “family violence” has a broad definition and can mean behaviour by the respondent towards the affected family member that is:
The court can make a personal safety intervention order if it reasonably believes that:
When considering a personal safety intervention order prohibited behaviour means:
This happens when: