A Family Violence Restraining Order is a court order made against your partner, ex-partner or another family member. It is designed to stop:
- violence or threats of violence, or
- other sorts of behaviour that coerce or control you, or cause you to be fearful.
This section will help explain some of the rules about:
- who can apply for an FVRO
- who is treated as a family member
- what things you need to prove before the court can make an FVRO, and
- what conditions the court can include in the FVRO.