Important advice on Police Interim Intervention Orders and Court Intervention Orders issued PRIOR to October 2, 2014
If your Police Interim Intervention Order or Court issued Intervention Order was issued PRIOR to October 2, 2014 and contains the words 'in the vicinity of', you should read the following information:
The Supreme Court has found the term 'in the vicinity of' INVALID when written in Police Interim Intervention Orders and Court issued Intervention Orders.
Orders issued prior to October 2, 2014 may contain the term 'in the vicinity of'.
If you are a Protected Person named in an Order this means:
Your Order is specific to your individual circumstances. Other conditions listed in your Order will continue to protect you. Read more
Intervention orders help to protect you and your family if you are a victim of domestic violence.
They can prevent someone that is harassing, threatening or abusing you from having contact. This can include:
Intervention orders are made to suit you and your situation.
Intervention orders can be issued by the police or by a court.
Intervention orders can be issued by the police when called out to an incident. The police will:
If you are, and/or your children are, considered to be at risk and the person causing the harm is present the police may:
The order will include a summons for the other person to appear in court at a set date and time. At the hearing the Magistrate will either:
Applications for court issued intervention orders can be made at a local police station.
At the police station we will ask you to make a statement about what has been happening and why you need an intervention order.
Your statement will be sent to the police prosecutor who will make sure that there are sufficient grounds to ask the court for an order.
When it goes to court you will have to go on the day but the police prosecutor will do the talking.
If an intervention order is issued the police will serve it on the other person.
The order will not start working until the other person has received the order. You should be told when that has happened. If you wish to query whether the order has been served you can contact your local police station.