Family Violence Orders are made upon application to the Magistrates Court by a person affected by Family Violence. Family Violence includes, but is not limited to, physical assault (including sexual assault, verbal assault and abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, stalking, economic and emotional abuse, and damage to property.

A Family Violence Order is made in respect of a person who the applicant is in a familial or romantic relationship with. It will prohibit certain conduct by that person, and limit their communication with the applicant depending on the circumstances of the individual application.

Applications for Family Violence Orders can be obtained from the Magistrates Court. PWB Lawyers can provide advice on applying for a Family Violence Order, draft Family Violence Order Applications and appear in Court on your behalf throughout the proceedings.

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We do not currently have capacity to take new legally aided clients. If you are receiving or entitled to receive legal aid funding, or if you are unsure as to whether you are eligible to receive legal aid funding, we suggest you contact Tasmania Legal Aid directly.