What is a Family Safety Notice?
Where a police officer responds to a complaint of family violence, and there is no existing Intervention Order in force, the police may serve a respondent (person believed to be responsible for the family violence) with a Family Safety Notice.
The Family Safety Notice will include an of the conditions of an Family Intervention Order, and will in most cases require the respondent to immediately vacate the premises.
The Family Safety Notice commences when it is served on the respondent and ends when:
- On the mention date for the application for a Family Violence Intervention Order, the Court refuses to make the order;
- On the mention date, the Court makes a Family Violence Intervention Order, and the Order is served on the respondent;