Personal violence order

A personal violence order (PVO) is a protection order made against someone you are not in a domestic relationship with.

You can apply for a personal violence order against any of the following people: 

  • neighbours
  • work colleagues
  • personal and professional associations.

It can stop someone from:

  • contacting you
  • using violence against you
  • causing damage to your property, including injury or death to animals
  • threatening to use violence against you
  • stalking or harassing you.

How to apply for a personal violence order

1. You must fill in the personal violence order form (15.3 kb).

2. Submit your form to the criminal registry at the Local Court.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017