How can I keep my partner away from me?

  • Domestic violence orders A domestic violence order (DVO) is made by a magistrate in court and can protect you and others by stopping someone from committing violence against you. Find out how a DVO can help and how to apply.
  • Making a domestic violence order work This will open ( After the domestic violence order (DVO) has been made, the magistrate will explain what the order means to the respondent and what will happen if it is breached. Find out what to do if you think the order has been breached.
  • Find a domestic and family violence support service These services provide assistance such as counselling and support to people affected by domestic and family violence, including children. Search for a support service near you.