In the past, restraining orders that relate to family and domestic violence only applied in the state or territory in which they were issued or registered. This is changing.
On 25 November 2017, the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme will commence. From this date, every new family violence restraining order and police order will be automatically recognised and enforceable across Australia. This eliminates the need for the victim to go to a court and register their order, and means that the order can be enforced by local police no matter where in Australia the victim and perpetrator are located.