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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:
Before making your application for annulment, you should get legal advice about:
You need a copy of the Local Court form:
You can get a copy:
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.
Once you have completed your form you must:
You 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.
When you go to court, you will need to explain:
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.