Follow the order or the notice, even if you do not agree with it. Read it carefully, and do not break (contravene) it. For example, you may be able to stay in the home, but must stop harassing, hurting or threatening the other person.

Get legal help. The conditions of an order or notice are serious and breaching a domestic violence order (including any temporary orders) is a criminal offence. If you are found guilty of breaching the protection order, you could face a fine, a term of imprisonment or both.

Go to court — an order can be made even if you don’t go.

Get support from family, friends or a support service.