Family Violence Bill

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Part 4 Protection orders

Preliminary provisions

59 Guide to this Part

This Part contains provisions about protection orders, including provisions indicating that


a protection order can be applied for by a person who is or has been in a family relationship (an applicant) applying for the order on their own behalf (see sections 60 and 62):


a protection order can also be applied for, on behalf of an applicant, by a representative (see sections 62, 67, and 69) or an approved organisation (see section 74):


a protection order can be applied for on notice or without notice (see section 75):


the court may make a protection order if it is satisfied that the respondent has inflicted, or is inflicting, family violence against, and the order is necessary for the protection of, the applicant, or a child of the applicant’s family, or both (see section 79):


a protection order applies for the applicant for whose protection the order is made and for the benefit of any child of the applicant’s family (see sections 79 and 86):


a protection order may also apply for the protection of any other child or person the court directs (see section 87):


a protection order may also, if the court directs, apply against the respondent’s associates (see section 89):


if a protection order is made, standard conditions will apply to the order (see sections 90 and 98), and the court may also impose special conditions (see section 103):


interim orders can also be made about care for, or contact with, a child of the applicant’s family (see sections 105 and 106):


the applicant or the respondent can apply to have the order varied or discharged (see sections 107 to 111):


a breach of a protection order (or a related property order) is a criminal offence punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years (see section 112).