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Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)

Receiving an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) could be one of the most confronting moments of your life. You may not know where to turn next or feel lost or confused about its legal ramifications.

The professional team behind Repute Law has decades of experience working with AVO cases. You can trust our team of Senior AVO Lawyers to help you navigate your next steps.

Repute LAW lawyers have assisted hundreds of Australians just like you with the following outcomes and results:

  • Getting AVOs withdrawn early
  • Getting AVOs revoked in Court
  • Getting AVOs varied and making cross-applications
  • Getting Property Recovery Orders.
  • Substituting an AVO with an undertaking
  • Successfully challenging allegations of AVO breaches

We encourage you to contact us today at 1800 888 228 to receive legal guidance and possible representation at Court.

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The impact of an AVO

Although an Apprehended Violence Order is not a criminal charge, being served with an AVO can have significant consequences for your future. It may affect your close relationships, ability to reside at the family home, contact loved ones, including children, and restrict your ability to travel to certain locations. It also affects your firearms licence if you have one. 

Though generally imposed for a minimum of two years, an AVO can be put in place indefinitely, creating much stress and disruption to your life. It is also routinely sought alongside criminal charges such as stalking and intimidation and sexual assault. You do not want to prejudice a potential criminal case by saying or doing anything in an AVO application that can be adverse to your defence of such charges.

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What we believe

Repute Law understands seeking or facing an AVO can be a stressful, unsettling and confusing experience. This is by no means a straightforward area of the law, and with the ability to infringe on your day-to-day life, you need a specialist Senior AVO Lawyer to stand by your side. 

This is one of the reasons why Repute Law offers human-first solutions to stressful AVO situations. We offer:

  • Affordable fixed fee rates on all our services so you never have to guess your final costs.
  • A unique approach to legal preparations, including our Case Concierges™ and Court Ready™ program.

The team at Repute Law believes everyone deserves high-quality AVO legal advice and representation. We only assign clients a Senior AVO Lawyer to support their journey through the process and work tirelessly to protect their interests.

Contact Repute Law at 1800 888 228 to discuss your needs with a senior lawyer today.

Fixed Fees

We also believe in offering a fixed fee service, so there is certainty in the cost of the legal work we provide for you and transparency—no unexpected hidden fees or bias costs based on your occupation or postcode. As our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers work remotely, you will not be paying for an expensive office or unnecessary overheads.

You’re never assigned an inexperienced junior lawyer, only a Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer

We go above and beyond to ensure you will get the care and attention you deserve. As well as always being assigned a Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers, never a junior lawyer, every Repute Law client is supported by their designated Case Concierge, which is unique to Repute Law. The Case Concierge will monitor your case giving you regular updates by phone, text and email, so you’re never left in the dark, wondering what is happening. The Case Concierge will also regularly check in with you to make sure you are kept up to date with everything.


An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a type of Court order prohibiting an individual’s behaviour to protect a person in need of protection (PINOP). Restrictions may revolve around contact, behaviour, travel, keeping a minimum distance from the PINOP or certain locations and even interactions with specific individuals.

An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) is issued to protect a person from violence, specifically someone they are or were in an intimate or domestic relationship with. This may include a relative, spouse or ex-partner.

In contrast, an Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO) is issued to protect a person from violence against someone they’re not related to or in a relationship with. This may include a neighbour or colleague.

Repute Law specialises in both types of AVOs and are well qualified and experienced to assist with legal counsel both inside and outside of the Court.

You should get in contact with Repute Law to discuss your Apprehended Violence Order with a Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer. Our trained Senior AVO Lawyers can help you determine your next steps and build a defence for your hearing.

The best way to defend yourself against an Apprehended Violence Order is to work with a Senior AVO lawyer with many years of experience in the field. Steps can be taken to protect your position, which is best done early.

To lessen the number, type or longevity of the conditions that might attach to the AVO, don’t delay — contact Repute Law to discuss your AVO today.

Even an unintentional breach of your AVO may be taken seriously by police, resulting in a serious criminal offence. Therefore, you must secure expert legal advice from someone specialising in AVOs. Instructing a specialist senior lawyer at your earliest opportunity can minimise legal ramifications and ensure the best possible result.

Yes. Both the defendant and/or PINOP can apply to have the AVO revoked. Please contact the lawyers at Repute Law today to discuss applications or variances for your AVO.

Repute Law will only ever allocate you a Senior Apprehended Violence Lawyer with many years of experience in AVO defence, guidance and variation. Whether you’re facing a domestic case or a personal order, you can trust our team of professionals to help you feel safe, informed and prepared. Call our legal hotline today to speak with a Case Concierge™, who is also a lawyer.