If you are in Australia on a temporary visa, and you are a victim of domestic or family violence, you may be concerned about the effect that leaving your partner and getting an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) will have on you. If you are waiting for a decision to be made about an application for permanent residency, you might be worried that leaving your partner could lead to your application for permanent residency being rejected and you being forced to return to your home country.
In certain situations, if you are a victim of domestic or family violence, you may be able to end your relationship with your partner and be granted a permanent visa.
If you are covered by one of the situations described above you should seek
For more information on immigration and domestic or family violence, go to the
Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) website. IARC may also be able to provide you with legal advice.