6-8 William Street, Nambour, Sunshine Coast

Peace and Good Behaviour

Peace and Good Behaviour Lawyers

If you are feeling threatened by another person, there are a number of Orders available to assist you. Call Butler McDermott law firm’s Sunshine Coast lawyers to help you arrange the Order you need. Our peace and good behaviour lawyers are very experienced in all aspects of such Orders.

Peace and good behaviour orders

The type of Order you seek from the Court will largely depend upon your relationship to the person who is threatening you. It is important that you file the correct Application.

You may be able to file an Application for Peace and Good Behaviours Order if the person threatening you is one of the following:

  • A neighbour;
  • A housemate;
  • A work colleague;
  • Any other person.

A Peace and Good Behaviour Order is an Order which may be made by any Magistrates Court

It is civil action taken personally by a person, although the Police can make such applications on another’s behalf. The Order can require that the person threatening you stop the action threatened for a certain period of time, which is usually anywhere between twelve to twenty-four months.

The Magistrates Court will generally only make a Peace and Good Behaviour Order in circumstances where there is either a real and genuine threat of harm against the affected person’s property or physical wellbeing. It is also important that the threat of harm be contemporaneous or recent and there be a perception that it will reoccur in the future.

In situations where a person has been physically harmed by another’s conduct, that conduct should be reported to their local Police station.

Meet Our Peace And Good Behaviour Team

If you have received (been served) with an application for a Peace and Good Behaviour Order,
contact our Nambour lawyers for legal advice and services.

Simone Faunt


Peter Boyce


Peter has been practising as a Nambour Solicitor since 1977 and joined Butler McDermott Lawyers the same year.

With over 40 years practicing as a Sunshine Coast lawyer, Peter has extensive knowledge of various facets of law.

He has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in:

  • Criminal law
  • Civil and Commercial litigation
  • Retirement Village matters
  • Sports law
  • Resumption of land and compensation claims


Peter has specialised knowledge of and experience with resumption matters as a result of the Traveston Dam project, road corridors, Main Roads and water pipeline. He is renowned for his professional approach and is an experienced and determined advocate.

Brent King


Brent works as a litigation lawyer, providing litigation legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal law matters, including:
  • Defamation Claims
  • Contract and Debt Disputes
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Planning Matters
  • Criminal Law and Traffic Legal Matters
Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and joining Butler McDermott after the completion of his studies, Brent appreciates the needs of our clients, and brings a particularly commercial approach to litigation. Brent is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Sunshine Coast Law Association, and has litigated a wide variety of matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Al Upton


After arriving at Butler McDermott Lawyers in 2016, Al quickly progressed to running our Wills and Estates section and has successfully litigated disputes in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland in the early stages of his career.

In the years that followed Al has now moved to assist our clients with commercial and property matters having achieved positive outcomes in that area as well as general litigation. Al’s experience has him uniquely placed to provide quality advice in the areas of property, commercial, wills and estates and general litigation.

Al is involved in giving back to the community, sitting on the board for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Sundale Community Foundation. He otherwise became a director of Butler McDermott Lawyers in November 2021.