​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 |

Interstate orders

    Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO)

    An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) made outside of New South Wales (NSW) is called an 'Interstate Domestic Violence Order (DVO)' or 'Non-Local Domestic Violence Order (Non-Local DVO)'.  It may also be referred to as an Intervention Order, Family Violence Order, Family Violence Intervention Order or a Violence Restraining Order.  A Domestic Violence Order made in New Zealand is called a 'Foreign Order'.

    DVOs made after 25 November 2017

    A DVO made on or after 25 November 2017 is automatically recognised and enforceable in any Australian state or territory. A registered foreign order will automatically be recognised in other Australian states and territories. The protected person does not need to make a separate application to register the order.

    From 25 November 2017 a registered foreign order will automatically be recognised in other states and territories.

    If the DVO is varied (changed) or revoked (cancelled) in any state or territory, it will automatically replace the original order. 

    DVOs made before 25 November 2017

    A DVO made before 25 November 2017 is not automatically recognised in another Australian state, territory or New Zealand unless the protected person makes an application to any Local Court for the DVO to be declared and nationally recognised. There is no requirement for the notice of the declaration to be served on you. This means that the DVO will be recognised and enforceable in any Australian state, territory or New Zealand.

    Alert IconIf you have concerns that you may unknowingly breach the DVO, you should get legal advice.

    Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVO)

    An Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO) made outside of NSW is called an 'External Protection Order'.  The protected person can register an External Protection Order in NSW if they move to NSW, as long as the original order was served on you. Once registered, the order will operate as an APVO in NSW.

    An APVO made in NSW may be registered in another Australian state or territory, or in New Zealand.

    If an APVO 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.