Going to court for a DVO application

The defendant is told of the application and summoned to appear in court.

Domestic violence order (DVO) applications are heard in the Local Court on Fridays. 

While an application and the defence of a DVO application can be made in person, there are community legal services available to give advice on the court process.

The Local Court Judge will decide whether to issue a domestic violence order.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017