Restraining Orders

You can apply for a Restraining Order if you are being harassed by another person and the harassment has happened at least twice in the past 12 months.

A Restraining Order makes it a crime for the person who has harassed you to:

  • contact you in any way
  • do things like watching you or hanging around outside your home
  • follow you or stop you in the street
  • do anything else that gives you a reasonable fear for your safety.

It’s also a crime if the person who has harassed you threatens to do any of those things, or encourages someone else to do any of those things to you.

Find out what to do if the person doesn’t follow the Restraining Order

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 were the victim of a violent offence where the offender was sent to prison for more than 2 years (and you were not in a domestic relationship with the offender) and you want to stop them from contacting you in any way once they’re released, you need to apply to the court for a Non-Contact Order.
Find out more about Non-Contact Orders

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