Magistrates consider accommodation situations when hearing intervention order applications

Recommendation 118


Who is leading the change

Department of Justice and Community Safety, Court Services Victoria

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria consider issuing a practice direction to encourage magistrates hearing family violence intervention order applications to inquire as early as possible about whether the applicant and respondent are in shared rental accommodation and, if so, ensure that the protected person is notified of the right to apply for a new tenancy agreement and receives information about how to do so.