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Orders after hours or in remote areas

Information about how police can help if a personal safety order is needed after hours.

If a police officer intends to make an application for a personal safety intervention, they can also apply for an interim order until a final order can be made.

After-hours applications

If the court is not open a police officer can apply for an interim or final order by:

  • telephone
  • fax
  • other electronic communication.

An after-hours application is:

  • before 9 am or after 5 pm on weekdays
  • on Saturday, Sunday or on a public holiday.

Applications in remote areas

If the distance from the nearest venue where the court is sitting is too far to make the application in person, a police officer can apply for an interim or final order by:

  • telephone
  • fax
  • other electronic communication.

More information

Legislation

Personal Safety Intervention Order Act 2010 (Vic)

  • s. 44—application may be made by electronic communication after hours or in remote areas

See Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 (Vic).

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