Domestic violence orders

Introduction

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.

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Last updated: 24 November 2017

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