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