You can now apply for a Restraining Order online – 12 May 2020

Online Applications for Restraining Orders have now been introduced in Western Australia.

“People seeking the protection of restraining orders have previously been required to visit a court registry to apply. Now it can be done online through registered legal services which provide family violence assistance.

These include Legal Aid WA, Aboriginal Family Law Services and community legal centres. Anybody can contact these agencies by phone, or in person, and be assisted with the lodgement of their restraining order application. People can still go directly to a court to lodge an application.

After the application has been lodged, the applicant will be given a time to attend a court hearing to seek an interim order.”


Media Statement: Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online



Legal Aid WA

Aboriginal Legal Service WA

Community Legal Centres WA