​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

After court - Defendant

If the court makes a Final Apprehended Violence Order (AVO), there are a number of things you should consider:

    ​​Consequences​​ ​​of ​​an AVO

    If the court makes a Final AVO against you, it may affect your:

    • firearms licence
    • security licence
    • ability to work with children

    For more information, see Consequences of an Apprehended Violence Order.

    ​Consequences of breaching an AVO

    If an AVO is made you cannot do any of the things that the AVO restricts you from doing, for the length of time specified in the AVO. If you breach any of the orders, you may be arrested and charged with a criminal offence.

    For more information, see Consequences of breaching an Apprehended Violence Order. ​

    Extensions, r​​evocations and variations

    Final AVOs end on a date set by the court. If you think that the Final AVO is no longer necessary because of a change in circumstances, you can apply to the court to reduce (shorten) the AVO.

    You or the protected person (or applicant) can also apply to vary (change) the orders in the AVO or have it revoke (cancelled).

    For more information, see Extensions, revocations and variations.

    Interstat​​e orders

    If a Final AVO is made against you in another state or territory, or in New Zealand, the protected person can register it in NSW.

    If a Final AVO is made against you in NSW, the protected person may be able to register it in another state or territory, or in New Zealand.

    For more information, see Interstate orders.

    Application for Annulment

    If a Final AVO is made when you are not in court you can apply to have it annulled (cancelled) within 2 years of the date of the order being made.

    If the AVO is annulled this means you will be back in the same position as you were when you were served with the application for an AVO. This means that you will have to attend court again on another date if the protected person or the police still believe that the AVO is necessary. 

    For more information, see Application for annulment.

    Appeals

    If a Final AVO is made you may be able to appeal the decision to the District Court within 28 days. You will need to complete a 'Notice of Appeal to the District Court' form and pay a fee of $115.00 (as at 1 July 2017).

    Alert Icon​If you consented to the Final AVO and now wish to appeal the order, you will need to seek leave (get permission) to appeal. Before filing an appeal you should get legal advice.

    If a Final AVO is not made, the applicant may also appeal to the District Court within 28 days. You should be notified of any appeal.

    Victims Support Scheme

    If the protected person claims to be a victim of an act of violence, such as domestic violence, they may be entitled to financial assistance and/or a recognition payment under the Victims Support Scheme.

    Financial assistance may be given for injuries that are either physical or psychological.

    If you are convicted of an offence that led to the victim's injury, restitution action may be taken by Victims Services to recover that money from you. You may be ordered to pay back all or some of the money paid to the victim.

    If you are asked to pay restitution or you receive a Provisional Order, you should get legal advice.

    Defendant in ADVO case in court