Domestic Violence Resources
New South Wales
- Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
- Domestic Violence Victoria
- Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Violence Restraining Order (VRO) Resources
- Court flowchart for interim VROs
- Court flowchart for VRO applications (adjourned/contested hearings)
- Victims of Crime WA Online VRO applications and Frequently asked questions
- Magistrates Court of Western Australia – Violence Restraining Orders
- Children’s Court of Western Australia – Violence Restraining Orders
Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) Resources
Family Violence Resources
- Magistrates’ Court of Queensland
- Queensland Association of Independent Legal Centres
- Legal Aid Queensland
- Queensland Law Society
- DV Connect
The following organizations may help but do not give legal advice:
- Queensland Police Service responds to emergency situations (eg if there is violence or you or your children have been threatened). If you think you’re in immediate danger, call 000.
- Domestic and Family Violence Court Assistance Service gives information about domestic violence and helps with applications in some courts in Queensland. Court assistance workers can also help with legal aid applications and referrals to other services.
- DV Connect gives counselling, information, referral and help including refuge and shelter placement and crisis intervention to people affected by domestic violence. They also manage the Pets in crisis project arranging foster care for pets while people affected by domestic violence are in temporary accommodation.
- Mensline (DV Connect) is a free, confidential telephone counselling, referral and support service for men.
- Immigrant Women’s Support Service offers free confidential, practical and emotional support to immigrant and refugee women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their children who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.
- Men and Family Relationship Counselling Service provides services including domestic violence prevention counselling. The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has has a list of brokerage and emergency crisis payment arrangements available to people experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV), including additional avenues available to people with disability and their children who are impacted by DFV.
Flow Chart – Temporary & Domestic Violence Protection Order Process for a Respondent
a) DVO Application is made
b) Potential for Temporary Protection Order can be made
c) Respondents first court appearance
Stage 2. Adjourn for further mention
Stage 3. Proceeding to trial
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