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Apprehended Domestic Violence Order

Is legal aid available?

For applicants:

Legal aid may be available to make an application for an ADVO if you are a victim of domestic violence and the Police have not made an application on your behalf.

Which tests apply?

  • the Means Test,
  • the Availability of Funds test

For defendants:

Legal aid may be available to defend an ADVO made against if you are a victim of domestic violence or there are exceptional circumstances.

Which tests apply?

  • the Means Test
  • the Availability of Funds test

Link to Policy Online

For more information see the following Legal Aid NSW publication: