Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

Criminal and General Division

Restraint Orders

What is a Restraint Order?

A Restraint Order is a court order that will apply restrictions between people and 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.