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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

Criminal and General Division

Restraint Orders

What is a Restraint Order?

A Restraint Order is a court order that may restrict contact between people or impose conditions on their behaviour. The person who applies for the restraint order is known as the Applicant and the person who is to be restrained is known as the Respondent.

Restraint orders are usually made where a magistrate determines that there is a risk of continued physical violence, threatening behaviour, damage to property, trespass, etc. There are two types of Restraint Order: