If you need help, call the Police on 131 444. In an emergency, call 000. A judge can make a DVO rule to tell a violent person to leave the house. When there is domestic violence, a judge can end a lease, change a lease or make a new lease.
This is called a vacate order. Call the Legal Aid helpline for more information.
If you need help, call the Police on 131 444. In an emergency, call 000.
A judge can make a DVO rule to tell a violent person to leave the house.
When there is domestic violence, a judge can end a lease, change a lease or make a new lease.
If you need somewhere safe to stay, there are women’s shelters (safe houses) in different places in the NT. You can find a list here. There are also safe houses in remote communities; You can find a list here.
Who Can Help? (Service Providers)
|Family safety pack (46 languages)
The family safety pack explains what Australian law says about domestic and family violence, sexual assault, forced and early marriage, and family violence and partner visas. The pack is translated into 46 different language.
This booklet explains what a safety plan is and gives information to help you make one.
|Domestic Violence and Tenancy
This factsheet talks about domestic violence and renting.
This poster shows people what the law in Australia says about domestic and family violence, and how to get help.
Glossary: What these words mean
|domestic and family violence|
When one person uses violence, threats, force or intimidation to try and control another person in a domestic relationship. Domestic violence includes:
Domestic violence can include damaging property, controlling money, or controlling where a person goes and who they see.
A judge can make a vacate order to remove a violent person from a house, even if they own the house or are on the lease.
The written agreement about the property that you are renting that you make with your landlord or agent. It’s signed by both of you.
A lease is also called a tenancy agreement.
A place women and children can stay to be safe from domestic violence.