Personal safety intervention order: mention hearings self-help guide for respondents


Published 1 June 2020

About this self-help guide

If someone has applied for a personal safety intervention order against you, this self-help guide is for you. It explains and guides you through the process of a mention hearing. A mention hearing is usually the first time you and the other person (called the applicant) attend court.

This self-help guide can help you:

  • understand what a mention hearing is
  • what you need to do at court
  • consider your options and decide what is best for you
  • know what to say in court
  • understand what will happen if you do not come to an agreement at your mention hearing
  • get legal advice and other help if you need it.

If someone in your family has applied for an intervention order against you, you can download or order our free family violence publications.