Upon the issuing of an AVO (Apprehended Violence Order), the following conditions are included preventing the person subject to the order from:
Additional conditions can also be placed which can also prohibit the person subject to the order from:
The person subject to an order will not have a criminal conviction recorded, however, if the person breaches a condition, they may be charged with a criminal offence. If a person who is in fear feels that there has been a breach, they should inform the police of the breach.
The AVO will last for a certain period of time and can be extended if the person still has a reasonable fear from the person subject to the order. Alternatively, variation of the conditions of an order can be made upon an application to the local court, or the police can have the order changed or cancelled. However, it should be pointed out that only the police have the power to change or cancel an order if children are named in an order.