Inquiry into family violence orders

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs adopted an inquiry into family violence orders on 4 June 2024, following a referral from the Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP.

The Committee is seeking written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference by Friday, 19 July 2024.

Parliamentary committees cannot investigate or assist with individual cases, particularly those that are, or may be, before the courts. The Committee will not be publishing contributions that provide personal details or include information relating to individual cases or court orders. However, it may receive personal submissions as confidential evidence if they inform how the system and supports for victim-survivors may be improved.

Further information about making a submission to a parliamentary committee is available here.

If you are experiencing any issues uploading your submission through the online portal please email your submission to

Support services

Please be aware that the Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice in relation to individual circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the services below:

1800 Respect: Call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732, chat online

Lifeline: Call 13 11 14

For further information and resources about family violence, please visit the Attorney-General’s Department family violence website:


Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2358