Personal safety intervention orders
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.
You should contact the police if you are in immediate danger or feel unsafe.
See the family violence website 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 applicant or affected person. The person who the application is made against is called the respondent.
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 family violence intervention order can be made. See the family violence website 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:
- work colleague
- person you know or stranger.
To make an application for a PSIO, see the applying for an intervention order page.
This is not a full list of legislation associated with this topic. See the Victorian Government's legislation website for more information.