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

Information about protection orders

A Personal Protection Order or a Workplace Protection Order may made by the Court to prohibit someone from engaging in personal violence towards an individual or for a workplace.

A Family Violence Order is an order made by the Court to prohibit someone from engaging in family violence towards family members.

Information about applying and responding to protection orders is available at:

Fact Sheets

Protection Unit

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

Contact the Protection Unit

Videos explaining the protection order process

Applying for a Protection Order

The Conference Process

Forms

ACT Magistrates Court Form 1 Family Violence Order (Family Violence Order (PDF, 446.45 KB))
ACT Magistrates Court Form 2 Personal Protection Order (Personal Protection Order (PDF, 354.5 KB))
ACT Magistrates Court Form 3 Workplace Protection Order (Workplace Protection Order (PDF, 259.37 KB))
ACT Magistrates Court Form Private and Confidential (Private and Confidential Form (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