Domestic violence orders

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A domestic violence order (DVO) is a protection order made by the court to stop threats or acts of domestic violence against you.

Read more information about DVOs, including how to apply and what happens at court.

Note: If you’ve had a DVO application made against you, find out what you need to do next.

Getting protection from the court

How to get protection from the court, including while you’re in court, and protection for your children and family

What is a domestic violence order?

Types of DVOs, conditions that can be put on them, and what happens when someone breaches an order or two parties apply for DVOs against each other

Applying for a domestic violence order

How to apply for a DVO, what to include and how to register a DVO from outside Queensland

Making changes to your domestic violence order

How to apply to make changes to the order if your situation changes

Going to court as an applicant

The process for going to court once an application for a DVO has been made