Conditions in a personal safety intervention order

Conditions in a personal safety intervention order

Conditions are rules that restrict the respondent’s behaviour.

If you are applying for an intervention order, you can select from a list of conditions on the application or ask the magistrate to include any other conditions that will make you feel safe.

Conditions on the application form

There are standard conditions for an order. They include stopping the respondent:

  • stalking, assaulting, harassing, threatening or behaving offensively towards the protected person
  • approaching, telephoning, texting, emailing or contacting the protected person in any way, unless in the company of a police officer, dispute assessment officer, mediator or a specified person
  • approaching or remaining within a certain distance of the protected person
  • going near any premises where the protect person lives, works, attends school or childcare, except in the company of a police officer
  • damaging, threatening to damage or interfere with any property of the protected person
  • causing another person to behave in a way that is covered by the order.

The magistrate will ask if the respondent has any firearms or weapons. If the magistrate believes that an order is necessary they may order the respondent to:

  • hand in any firearms or weapons to police
  • suspend or cancel any firearms licence, weapons approval or weapons exemption.

Other conditions you may want to apply for

The applicant can apply for any of these conditions. The applicant can also ask the magistrate to stop the respondent from getting another person to do any of the activities listed in the order.

Firearms and weapons

For final orders, even if the magistrate does not make a condition that restricts a person from having a firearms licence, the respondent will automatically become a prohibited person for five years. A prohibited person cannot get a firearms licence.

If the magistrate does not make an order with a condition that restricts the respondent from having a firearms licence, the respondent can apply to be a non-prohibited person.

The magistrate makes the final decision

The magistrate makes the final decision about what conditions are included in an interim or final order.

Personal safety intervention orders work in the same way as family violence intervention orders. See How intervention orders work.

Get help

Find out how you can get help with personal safety intervention orders.