Who can apply for an intervention order?

An Application for an Intervention Order may be made to the Magistrates’ Court by:

  • A member of the Police force;
  • An “affected family member”;
  • Any other person with the written consent of the Affected Family Member;
  • A parent of a child who is an Affected Family member, any other person with written consent of the parent of the child or, if the Affected Family Member has a guardian, the guardian or any other person with permission from the Court.

An “Affected Family Member” means:

  • A person who is or has been the Affected Family Member’s spouse or domestic partner;
  • A person who has or has had an intimate personal relationship with the Affected Family Member;
  • A person who is or has been a relative of an Affected Family Member;
  • A child who normally or regularly resides with the Affected Family Member or has previously resided with the Affected Family Member on a normal or regular basis; or
  • A child of a person who has or has had an intimate personal relationship with the Affected Family Member.

Written by Pearsons Family Law.