The Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2014 makes the following amendments to the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (the Act): 

  • extending the operation of family violence safety notices
  • establishing a new process for interim family violence intervention orders
  • changing the publication restrictions.

The family violence safety notice and publication restriction amendments commenced on 2 November 2014.

The interim order changes have not commenced yet. The default commencement date of the interim order changes has been extended until 1 July 2016, or after the Royal Commission into Family Violence reports to the Government.