​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 |

Flowcharts

This page links to flowcharts that will take you through the steps you may need to take if you want to apply for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) or you have to respond to an AVO.

Each step on the flowchart links to pages within this site that will have more information. 

    ​Getting an A​VO

    Applying for an AVO

    If you fear someone and you want to apply for an AVO, you can go to the Police or the Local Court.

    For more information, see Applying for an AVO - flowchart.

    Going to court

    When you go to court what happens next depends on how the defendant responds to the AVO.

    For more information, see Going to court - Applicant flowchart.

    After court

    After the court makes a Final AVO the defendant must not breach the AVO. The defendant may want to appeal or have the decision cancelled (annulled). You or the defendant may also want to extend/reduce, vary or revoke the AVO.

    For more information, see After court - Applicant flowchart.

    Responding to an AVO

    Responding to an AVO

    When you are served with an AVO you must go to court for the mention. What happens next depends on how you respond to the AVO.

    For more information, see Responding to an AVO - flowchart.

    After court

    After the court makes a Final AVO you must not breach the AVO. You may want to appeal or have the decision cancelled (annulled). You or the applicant may also want to extend/reduce, vary or revoke the AVO.

    For more information, see After court - Defendant flowchart.