Family Violence Restraining Orders (FVRO)
A Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) protects a person from violence, threats of violence or any other behaviour that coerces or controls them or that causes them to be fearful. An FVRO can be obtained against a partner, ex-partner or another family member, such as a brother, sister or child.
Violence Restraining Orders (VRO)
A Violence Restraining Order (VRO) protects a person from “acts of abuse” by someone other than a family member, which under section 6 of the Restraining Orders Act
1997 (WA) which includes acts such as (but is not limited to): assault, damage to property, and threatening or intimidating behaviour. The Order takes the form of a document stating who the parties are and what the person who is bound cannot do.