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​Application for annulment

If a Final AVO is made when you are not in court you can apply to have it annulled (cancelled) within two years of the date of the order being made.​

If you want to apply for annulment of the AVO, follow the steps in the guide on this page:

 Making an ap​plication for annulment - Step by step guide

Step 1: Get legal advice

Before making your application for annulment, you should get legal advice about:

  • whether you have a strong case,
  • the risk of costs, and
  • how to write and present your application.

Step 2: Get the application form

You need a copy of the Local Court form:

  • Application Notice to the Local Court – General

You can get a copy:

Step 3: Complete the form

You should complete the form carefully.

If you did not go to the court hearing, you should explain why.

Sample: For a sample form, see Sample Annulment Application(23.358 kb) or text only version.

Step 4: File the form with the court

Once you have completed your form you must:

  • file it at any local court
  • pay the filing fee. The filing fee is $97.00 (as at 1 July 2019)
  • get a date for your application to be heard from the court registry staff. This may be on the same day or on another day.

handy hintYou can file an annulment application at any NSW local court, but your matter will be dealt with at the same court where the original decision was made.

Step 5: Go to court

When you go to court, you will need to explain:

  • Why you were not at court when the AVO was made
  • Why you want the AVO annulled.

If the AVO is annulled, you will be back in the same position as you were when you​ were first served with the application for the AVO.

This means that you will have to attend court again on another date if the protected person or the police believe that the AVO is still necessary.