A domestic violence order (DVO) is a protection order made by the Local Court to protect you against domestic violence or threats of violence.
It can stop someone from doing all of the following:
- contacting you
- using violence against you
- causing damage to your property, including injury or death to animals
- threatening to use violence against you
- stalking and harassing you
- selling your property without your knowledge
- pressuring you to give them money.
Rules of a domestic violence order
There are different types of domestic violence orders with different rules for the person the order is being sought against.
These include any of the following:
- full non-contact
- non violence
- full non-contact while intoxicated.