An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) made in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand, may be registered in New South Wales.
An AVO made outside New South Wales is called an 'External Protection Order'. An External Protection Order may also be referred to as an Intervention Order, Restraining Order, Protection Order or Domestic Violence Order.
If an interstate order has been made against you, the protected person may register it in NSW if they move to NSW, so long as the original order was served on you. Once registered, the order will operate as an AVO in NSW.
If you are unsure if an AVO made in another Australian state or territory has been registered in NSW, you should contact any
NSW Local Court.
An AVO made in NSW may be registered in another Australian state or territory, or in New Zealand.
If an AVO has been made against you in NSW and you don't know if it will apply in another state or territory, you should get legal advice from a lawyer in the place you have moved to.