Breaking a Domestic Violence Order is against the law. Breaking an order is also called breaching a Domestic Violence Order.
If you have a Domestic Violence Order for your protection and the other person breaks the conditions, you should call the police immediately.
If it’s safe to do so, it’s a good idea to keep evidence, like text messages or photos that show what happened, or write down what happened.
The police will investigate and if it can be proved the order was broken, the other person will be charged with breaching the Domestic Violence Order, which is a criminal offence. They could also be charged with other criminal offences depending on what happened.
The court decides what penalty to give a person who is guilty of breaking a Domestic Violence Order.
Sometimes they can be given a fine or sent to jail—it depends on the circumstances. If you have been charged with breaking a Domestic Violence Order, you can get legal adviceACTNSWNTQldSATasVicWA about this.