Applying for an Intervention Order
If you are applying for an Intervention Order, contact your closest Magistrates’ Court and speak with the Registrar. Alternatively, if you have been exposed to family violence you can contact Victoria Police, who will attend and issue a Safety Notice until you get an Intervention Order.
More information about the necessary steps is available here: Magistrates’ Court Application for an Intervention Order.
In summary, to obtain an Intervention Order you need to establish that;
- There was abuse, family violence or a prohibited behaviour (Personal Safety Intervention Order); and
- That it is on a balance of probabilities likely to continue.
What is an Intervention Order?
Family Violence is behaviour by a person towards a family member of that person, if that behaviour;
(i) is physically or sexually abusive; or
(ii) is emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
(iii) is economically abusive; or
(iv) is threatening; or
(v) is coercive; or
(vi) in any other way controls or dominates the family member and causes that family member to feel fear for the safety or wellbeing of that family member or another person; or
(b) behaviour by a person that causes a child to hear or witness, or otherwise be exposed to the effects of, behaviour referred to in paragraph (a).