Some older women do not feel safe because they experience violence, abuse or harassment from a family member, partner, neighbour, carer, friend or support person. Abuse can come in many forms.
If you make a report to the police, they can apply for an AVO on your behalf. The AVO can include specific conditions that will keep you safe. Some of the conditions on the AVO can be simple, such as the person cannot assault or threaten you; or that the person cannot live at or visit your home.