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If you have never navigated an Intervention Order before, we understand. You need an experienced solicitor who can assist you to navigate the uncertainties of litigation.

If you feel unsafe or find yourself on the wrong side of an Interention Order application, we invite you to reach out to our office for a no obligation, confidential chat.

With upfront costs disclosure and a strategic plan to move forward, we provide you with strong advocacy that doesn't cost an arm or a leg. 


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You and your family deserve to be safe.

DG Family Law will assist you to navigate and finalise your Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO), give you your life back and do it in an affordable and timely manner. You can rest assured that with DG Family Law, you are in safe hands.




Do you need a Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIVO)?

Are you responding to a Family Violence (FVIVO) Intervention Order?


If you are in immediate danger, call 000. Otherwise, you can apply for an FVIO online here. If you are unable to complete the form, you may contact your local Magistrates' Court directly.

You do not need to attend the Court to file a FVIO. The above forms will require you to provide your basic details, an outline of the allegations made about the respondent, details about your family and the conditions that you seek.

Once the application has been received, the Court Registrar will contact you to make an appointment, approve the application, set a Court date and provide the Application to the police to serve on the other side.

If the police believes a person is in danger, they may act to protect that person, even if such help is not desired. The police are not bound to act on the instructions of the person they are seeking to protect.

If the police are contacted, they will conduct a risk assessment and may make an application for a FVIO, a warrant or issue a family violence safety notice if a person needs immediate protection.

If the police apply for a FVIO, they will be the applicant, where the persons being protected are called "affected family members". A Court hearing will be scheduled to determine whether the Court Order should be made.

It can come as a shock to be served with a copy of a FVIO from the police. A FVIO application can be made by the police, a partner, an ex-partner, a parent or a guardian.

Be sure to closely read the documents that you have been given

and ensure that you obtain

relevant legal advice at your

earliest convenience.


Although a FVIO will not be recorded on your criminal history,

you must be careful to comply

with the terms of a FVIO

to avoid any criminal breaches and ensure you are not liable for any criminal records or convictions.




Do I have to go to Court?


What happens after Court?


What is family violence?

We recommend that you do attend. If you do not attend Court, an order may be made against you in your absence.


You should expect to be available for the whole day, even if you are not required to provide instructions or need to address the Court for very long.

Depending on what the Respondent whats to do, there are several different pathways that your matter may take. We recommend that you seek legal advice on your particular matter.

The Magistrate will make an order if they are satisfied that the respondent has committed family violence, the respondent's behaviour is likely to occur again and the affected family member is in fear for their safety.

It depends. There are different pathways to take, depending on your particular case.


The respondent can agree to a FVIO but disagree to what was said in the application. This is called consent without admission of the allegations.


The respondent can also contest the making of a FVIO. If this occurs, you will need to attend court for a contested hearing where evidence will be heard from witnesses.

If an FVIO is made and the respondent breaks the order, they can be charged by the police. If this occurs, you should contact the police and make a report immediately.

A FVIO contains conditions on what can and cannot be done. This may be varied at future Court hearings (if a final order has not been made).

Family violence is defined broadly to include any behaviour that is used to control, threaten, force or dominate a family member through fear.

This includes any of the following: physical (hitting or pushing), sexual (forcing someone to have sex), emotional or psychological (controlling who someone can see and when), financial or economic (controlling a person's money without consent) or controlling behaviour.


In addition to the above definition, family violence also includes observing or being subject to behaviour that makes a family member fear for the safety of their property, another family member or an animal.