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Personal safety intervention orders (PSIO)

A court order to protect a person, their children and their property from another person’s behaviour. Personal safety intervention orders may be known as restraining or apprehended violence orders in other states and territories.    

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You should contact the police if you are in immediate danger or feel unsafe.

Go to the family violence page to make an application for an intervention order against a family member, partner or ex-partner.

There are two types of personal safety intervention orders (PSIO); interim orders and final orders.

The person applying for a PSIO is called the or affected person. The person who the application is made against is called the .   

If you have been assaulted, harassed, threatened, stalked or had your property damaged, you can make an application. 

If a family member, partner or ex-partner is behaving in this way, a can be made. Go to the family violence page for more information. 

PSIO’s have rules – known as conditions – explaining how the respondent can behave. They can help if you have a dispute with a:

  • neighbour
  • friend
  • work colleague
  • employer
  • employee
  • tenant
  • landlord
  • student
  • person you know or stranger.

To make an application for a PSIO, see the applying for an intervention order page

Last updated on 22 May 2019
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