Domestic violence orders
- If you need urgent help, call the police on 000.
- If you need housing in a women’s refuge, call 1800 811 811.
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.
How to get protection from the court, including while you’re in court, and protection for your children and family
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
How to apply for a DVO, what to include and how to register a DVO from outside Queensland
How to apply to make changes to the order if your situation changes
The process for going to court once an application for a DVO has been made