​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 - Protected person

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

    What to do if an AVO is breached

    You should keep a copy of your Final AVO. If the defendant does something that they are not allowed to do because of the orders, you should call the police and show them a copy of the orders.

    For more information, see What to do if an Apprehended Violence Order is breached.

    Extensions, revocations and variations

    Final AVOs expire on a date set by the court. If you still need protection and your AVO is close to expiring, you can apply to the court to extend (lengthen) the AVO.

    You or the defendant can also apply to vary (change) the orders in the AVO or have it revoked (cancelled).

    For more information, see Extensions, revocations and variations.

    Interstate orders

    If you have a Final AVO which was made in another state, territory, or New Zealand, you can register it in NSW so that it has the same force and effect as an AVO made in NSW. To register it in NSW, you can take a copy of the AVO to your nearest local court and ask for it to be registered.

    If you have a Final AVO which was made in NSW, you may be able to register it in another state, territory, or New Zealand so that it has the same force and effect as an AVO made in that state, territory or New Zealand.

    For more information, see Interstate orders.

    Annulment application

    If a Final AVO was made when the defendant was not in court, the defendant can apply to have the AVO annulled (cancelled) within 2 years of the date of the order being made.

    If an AVO is annulled this means you will be back in the same position as you were when the application for an AVO was served. This means that you will have to attend court again on another date if you would still like to have an AVO made to protect you.

    If you are served with an Annulment Application, you should get legal advice.

    A​​​​ppeals

    If a Final AVO is not 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 July 2017​). The form is available on the Local Court website. Before appealing a decision, you should get legal advice.

    If a Final AVO is made the defendant may also appeal to the District Court within 28 days. You should be notified of any appeal.

    Victims Support Scheme

    If you have been the victim of violence, you may be to get help under the Victims Support Scheme.

    For more information see Victims Support Scheme.

    Immigration and AVOs

    If you are not an Australian citizen or permane​nt resident, you may need to change your visa to reflect that you are no longer living with the defendant.

    For more information, see Immigration and Apprehended Violence Orders.​

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