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When a person/persons (“the protected person”) is fearful of being assaulted, intimidated or stalked by another person, they may be able to make an application to the Local Court for an AVO. An AVO is a Court Order which prescribes a set of regulations or prohibitions by which the other party, known as the defendant, must comply. The purpose of the AVO is to protect the safety of the protected person and, if appropriate, their property.

If you are afraid of your neighbour, your or the police can apply to the Court for an Apprehended Personal Violence Order (“APVO”). You can file an application personally where:

  • You have not informed the police that you are concerned about your safety; or if
  • The police have refused to lodge an application for an AVO on your behalf.

If you are seeking advice on applying for an AVO against your neighbour, or if you have had an application filed against you, we recommend you contact our office and arrange an appointment to see one of our Neighbourhood Disputes & Trees Solicitors in our Sydney office. By appointment, we can also arrange a time for you to see one of our lawyers at a branch office. For a complete listing please see our "Locations" tab.

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