Injunctions and Restraining Orders

The Family Court has the power to grant a number of injunctions which are appropriate for the welfare of a child. This includes injunctions for the personal protection of:

  • the child; or
  • the parent of the child; or
  • a person to whom the child is to live, spend time with or communicate with under a parenting order; or
  • a person who has parental responsibility for the child.

Orders may also be obtained to restrain a person from entering or remaining in the place of residence, employment or education of a child or any other person as referred to above.

The orders may be made on an interim or final basis and the court has a wide general power to grant such injunctions as it considers appropriate.

Perth Family Lawyers can offer advice in relation to obtaining injunctions and restraining orders for both the party seeking the order and the party subject to the order.