A personal violence restraining order (PVRO) is a law-paper made by a judge. It tells one person the rules about contact with another person. A PVRO tries to protect people who are not in a domestic relationship (like neighbours and work mates). A PVRO can make rules like: Don’t go near the other person; don’t call or text them; don’t make any other contact with the person.

This website gives general legal information. It is not legal advice. If you need advice for your problem, please talk to a lawyer.

Click here to find a legal service near you.

If there is information on this website that you think is wrong please contact us.

This website is a project of the NT Community Legal Education Network.
logo-ppt It has been developed with the generous support of the Law Society Public Purposes Trust.