For more resources and information, visit the Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Victims of CrimeMagistrate’s Court of Victoria or the Family Law Court of Australia websites.

Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) resources

National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book
A best practice guide for judges and magistrates, also of benefit to other legal professionals and service providers.

Magistrate’s Court Family Violence website: a site with information for those applying or responding to an intervention order.

Safe at Home: How to get a family violence intervention order
A Victorian Legal Aid booklet for FVIO applicants.

Family violence intervention order applications – for affected family members
A Victoria Legal Aid fact sheet for affected family members.

How to respond to a family violence intervention order
A Victorian Legal Aid booklet for FVIO respondents.

Family violence intervention order applications – for respondents
A Victoria Legal Aid fact sheet for respondents.

How do interim intervention orders work?
A Darebin Community Legal Centre brochure.

What happens at the first mention, directions hearing and contested hearing?
A Darebin Community Legal Centre brochure.

I have an intervention order: what next?
A Darebin Community Legal Centre brochure.

Steps to Safety
The Eastern Community Legal Centre’s video Steps to Safety outlines the process for getting an intervention order. It is available in six community languages.

How to collect evidence if an FVIO is breached
A Women’s Health West video guide.

Courts that hear family violence matters
A fact sheet about courts in the Northern Metropolitan Region that hear family violence matters.

Online intervention order application for City of Yarra residents
City of Yarra Residents can now apply for an intervention order online via the Neighbourhood Justice Centre’s new online Family Violence Intervention Order application. Easy to use, safe, and password protected.

Victoria Police resources

Victoria Police Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence

Family Violence Referral Protocol between DHHS and Victoria Police

Koori Family Violence Police Protocols: what you can expect
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria guide for Koori families.

Family Violence: What Police do
Multi-language information sheets explaining Victoria Police’s response to family violence.

A video that follows the Melton Family Violence Unit

Victims of Crime resources

Victims’ of Crime Guide to Victim Impact Statements
Victims of Crime revised their Guide to Victim Impact Statements in 2015, as well as their publications order form.

Victims of Crime Easy English Resources
These Easy English resources support people with limited literacy to understand when violent crime, including family violence, has happened to them and what they can do.

Integration case studies

Women, Lawyers, Workers
Women, Lawyers, Workers aimed to address the dearth of legal services available to women experiencing violence by providing free legal advice via Skype.