There are two types of Apprehended Violence Order:

  • An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order – used when there is a domestic relationship between you and the other person e.g. partner, relative, house member etc.
  • An Apprehended Personal Violence Order -used when there is a not a domestic relationship between you and the other person – neighbour.

Who can apply?

You can apply for an Apprehended Violence Order against a person if you can show that you fear:

Physical violence.
Damage to your property
Harassment, intimidation or offensive behaviour
Being stalked.


The most recent annual crime statistics show that police attended almost 61,000 family violence incidents in Victoria in the 2013 financial year.

The number of family violence offences rose 21.6 per cent in the past year and police laid more charges at family violence incidents than ever before.

CCTV are becoming an ever popular solution for women who have AVOs against ex partners. They help capture evidence of AVO breaches, which is especially common in a home environment. A lot of our clients say that ex partners have hassled them verbally, throw things at their home, driven past their homes and even approached their children. By installing high definition CCTV systems, it captures these instances, and is great evidence to both law enforcements and courts to discipline those who break their AVOs.

If you’re after a CCTV system for your home, let us know.

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