South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault: Crisis website

Intervention orders

If you are concerned that you may see the person again, you can apply for an intervention order.  There are two types:

Personal safety intervention order

A personal safety intervention order is an order made by a magistrate to protect a person from physical or mental harm caused by someone who is not a family member.
The order has rules (called conditions) about how the respondent can behave towards the affected person. The respondent must follow the conditions of the order.
If the affected person and respondent are family members, you need a family violence intervention order instead.
Source: Legal Aid Victoria

Family violence intervention order

A family violence intervention order protects a person from a family member who is using family violence.
Family violence is behaviour between family members that causes fear. It includes emotional and financial abuse, as well as physical violence and sexual abuse.
Source: Legal Aid Victoria

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