Usually forbids an abuser from:
Using or threatening physical violence Intimidating, harassing or pestering Communicating with you (if appropriate) Instructing or encouraging others Typically granted for 6-12 months Arrest-able offence if breached.
Applicant and Respondent are associated persons
This is determined by s.62(3) of the Family Law Act 1996 and covers most relationships, including:
This entitles you to make an emergency application, usually meaning something within the last 5-7 days (this may be extended if there have been bail conditions or the respondent has been in prison etc).
Recent use or threat of physical violence → contact us immediately