A cross application is where the defendant applies for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) against the protected person.
If you make a cross application, the Local Court is required to consider it.
Your application will be treated like a normal application for an AVO. You will have to prove that:
- you fear the other party, and
- it is reasonable to have that fear.
For more information about applying for an AVO, see
Getting an Apprehended Violence Order.
In the cross application, the parties may be referred to as:
- cross applicant - you, the defendant in the original AVO
- cross defendant - the other party, the applicant or protected person in the original AVO.
If you are a defendant in an AVO matter and you want to make a cross application, you should get
It is an offence to make a false or misleading statement to a magistrate or registrar for the purposes of an APVO application. The police can also charge you for making a false or misleading statement in any AVO case. If you want to change your statement you should get
legal advice first.