I am frightened of my partner. How do I secure a protection order?


You may apply to the Magistrate’s Court in your area of residence for a protection order against your partner. The clerk will give you the application forms to complete, including an affidavit. You need to be specific in the affidavit about the behaviour of the other person to convince the magistrate to grant an order to protect you.

If you are in need of urgent protection, i.e. you are in imminent danger, an interim protection order will be granted and a court date will be given.

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