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Personal safety intervention orders (PSIO)

A court order to protect a person, their children and their property from another person’s behaviour. Personal safety intervention orders may be known as restraining or apprehended violence orders in other states and territories.    

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You should contact the police by calling 000 if you are in immediate danger or if you feel unsafe.

If you have an upcoming court date for a personal safety hearing, you must contact the court at least seven days before your court hearing. You can do this by completing this form.

For information about the application process during coronavirus click here

Go to the family violence page to make an application for an intervention order against a family member, partner or ex-partner.

There are two types of personal safety intervention orders (PSIO); interim orders and final orders.

The person applying for a PSIO is called the or affected person. The person who the application is made against is called the .   

If you have been assaulted, harassed, threatened, stalked or had your property damaged, you can make an application. 

If a family member, partner or ex-partner is behaving in this way, a can be made. Go to the family violence page for more information. 

PSIO’s have rules – known as conditions – explaining how the respondent can behave. They can help if you have a dispute with a:

  • neighbour
  • friend
  • work colleague
  • employer
  • employee
  • tenant
  • landlord
  • student
  • person you know or stranger.

To make an application for a PSIO, see the applying for an intervention order page

Last updated on 08 Dec 2021
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