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How do I get a Domestic Violence Order?


A Domestic Violence Order is a Court Order that can protect a person and/or a child from domestic or family violence.

Each State and Territory has different names, processes and laws about Domestic Violence andassociated  Orders. You can learn more these Orders on the Family Violence Law website.

If you believe you or your children are in immediate danger, please contact the police in your state on 000.

If you or your children are feeling unsafe or experiencing domestic or family violence, you can access information, counselling and support through the 1800RESPECT website or call 1800 737 732. 1800RESPECT are open 24 hours a day during COVID-19.


Are you in a crisis?

  • If you are in immediate danger¬†

    call 000

  • 1800RESPECT - 24/7 domestic and family violence service:
    1800 737 732
  • Lifeline - 24/7 crisis support:
    13 11 14
  • MensLine - 24/7 telephone and online counselling for men:
    1300 78 99 78