In NSW, a person who has experienced domestic violence is entitled to protection. Children who have experienced or who are at risk of exposure to domestic violence are also entitled to protection.
The Police should be called in any circumstances where you or your children feel threatened or unsafe. Protection Orders from the Local Court can be obtained swiftly.
In the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, a Family Violence Order can be sought to provide similar protection.
From June 2012 amendments to the Family Law Act concerning family violence came into effect. These reforms include broadening the definition of family violence to include behaviour relating to financial control.
Protection Orders and Domestic Violence Orders can provide that a person must not: