Non-Contact Orders

You can apply for a Non-Contact Order if you were the victim of a violent crime and the offender was sent to prison for more than 2 years and you don’t want them to contact you once they’re released.

You can apply for a Non-Contact Order any time after the offender has been sentenced to imprisonment.

A judge will make a Non-Contact Order if they’re satisfied:

  • you’re still dealing with the ongoing effects of the crime
  • contact would make it harder for you to deal with the ongoing effects of the crime
  • the offender (or someone associated with them) is likely to contact you if a Non-Contact Order isn’t in place.

Other Orders that might work for you

If you are or have been in a domestic relationship with the person, you need to apply to the Family Court for a Protection Order.
Find out more about Protection Orders

If you haven’t been in a domestic relationship with the person who's harassing you, you need to apply to the court for a Restraining Order.
Find out more about Restraining Orders

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