Resources about family violence and intervention orders

Resources about family violence and intervention orders

The resources below explain:

  • what family violence means
  • how to apply for an intervention order
  • how to respond if someone has applied for an order against you
  • what happens at court
  • seeing a lawyer about family violence issues.

Our resources

For people applying for an intervention order

For people responding to an intervention order

To see a list of all our free resources go to our catalogue.

We also have these videos:

Resources from other organisations

Magistrates' Court

Application forms are available on the Magistrates' Court website.

The court also has a virtual tour of the courtroom and a video of what happens when you go to court for an intervention order hearing.

Also see the Family Violence Magistrates' Court of Victoria website for more information and videos.

St Kilda Community Legal Service

St Kilda Legal Service with the Gender Equity Steering Committee, (including the City Of Port Phillip , Stonnington City Council, Women’s Health in the South East and Bentleigh Bayside Community Health) have produced a film for young people to speak up and take action if someone they know is a victim or perpetrator of family violence.

Watch the film.

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Eastern Community Legal Centre have produced Steps 2 Safety, a video explaining the family violence intervention order process in an easy to understand way. The video is also available in Arabic, Chin – Hakha, Chinese – Mandarin, Dinka, and Punjabi.