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Conditions in intervention orders

Information about conditions contained within intervention orders.

Each family violence intervention order has conditions to restrict the respondent’s behaviour.

The magistrate’s paramount concern when deciding conditions is the safety of the affected family member and children from family violence. Magistrates may include any conditions that appear to be necessary or desirable in the circumstances.

The Act provides examples of conditions. They include:

  • prohibiting the respondent from committing violence against the protected person
  • excluding the respondent from the protected person’s residence—see Exclusion order from property
  • relating to the use of personal property—see Personal property
  • prohibiting the respondent from approaching, telephoning or otherwise contacting the protected person, unless in the company of a police officer or specified person
  • prohibiting the respondent from being within a specified distance of a specified place, such as the protected person’s home or place of work
  • prohibiting the respondent from causing another person to engage in conduct prohibited under the order
  • revoking or suspending a weapons approval held by the respondent
  • cancelling or suspending the respondent’s firearm licence—see Weapons and family violence
  • ordering the respondent to attend counselling—see Counselling orders.

See Part 4, Division 5—See Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

More information

Legislation

Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic)

  • Part 4, Div. 5—Conditions of family violence intervention orders
    • s. 80—safety of affected person and children paramount in deciding conditions
    • s. 81—conditions to be included in a family violence intervention order
    • s. 95—general power for court to suspend/cancel a firearms authority
    • s. 130—order to attend counselling

See Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Reference

Intervention order

Intervention order (pdf, 165 KB)(opens in a new window)

Example of a final intervention order from a Magistrates' Court.

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