Protection Unit – Protection and Family Violence Orders

If you need urgent assistance or your safety is at immediate risk call the Police on 000

If you require information about available domestic violence services or emergency accommodation please call the Domestic Violence Crisis Service: at www.dvcs.org.au or on their 24hrs crisis line 02 6280 0900

What anti-violence orders are available from the Magistrates Court?

The ACT Magistrates Court determines applications for Family Violence and Personal and Workplace Protection orders. Orders are made in accordance with the following legislation:

  • The Family Violence Act 2016 which allows for Family Violence Orders to be made; and
  • The Personal Violence Act 2016 which allows for Personal Protection Orders and Workplace Protection Orders to be made.

Protection Unit

The ACT Magistrates Court Registry Protection can assist you with further information.  Contact the Protection Unit

Personal Protection Orders and Workplace Protection Orders

Family Violence Orders

Registration of a recognised order from another jurisdiction

Forms

ACT Magistrates Court Form 1 Family Violence Order (PDF, 474.66 KB)
ACT Magistrates Court Form 2 Personal Protection Order (PDF, 349.9 KB)
ACT Magistrates Court Form 3 Workplace Protection Order (PDF, 409.61 KB)
ACT Magistrates Court Form Private and Confidential (PDF, 291.06 KB)
Notice of Address for Service - PDF(350.7 KB) DOC(13.2 KB)
Statement for appointment as a litigation guardian in protection order proceeding - PDF(122.6 KB) DOC(35.5 KB)

Applications (links to ACT Legislation Register)

Application to amend a family violence order or registered order
Application to review a family violence order or registered order
Application to review a family violence consent order or registered consent order
Application to review a special interim family violence order
Notice of discontinuance of a protection order proceeding
Statement for appointment as a litigation guardian in protection order proceeding
Application for registration of a recognised protection order
Application to amend a personal protection order, workplace protection order or registered order
Application to review a personal violence order, workplace protection order or registered order
Application to review a personal violence consent order, workplace protection consent order or registered consent order