Victoria Legal Aid

Safe at home: how to get a family violence intervention order (English)

Published 2018-09-01

About this booklet

This free booklet is for people who are experiencing family violence. It has information about steps you can take to make sure you and your children are safe in your family and where to get help.

We have information on family violence in Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese.

Correction to this booklet

This booklet has an error on page 9. It says that a magistrate cannot exclude someone from your home unless you agree. However, a magistrate can order the person who used family violence (called 'the respondent') to stay away from your home. A magistrate can make this order if it is needed to keep you safe, even if it is not what you want. The magistrate's decision will depend on your circumstances.

If you need advice, visit our web page Other support for violence, abuse and personal safety.

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Reviewed 07 July 2023