After an interim FVRO is made - Interim FVROs

Logo for FRVO self-help guideHaving an interim FVRO from the court is part of the process of applying for a final restraining order.

There are a few important things to understand about your interim FVRO before you leave the court.

  1. Your interim FVRO will not come into force (does not start to work) until the police serve the interim FVRO on Respondent, usually by giving them a copy in person.

    If the police are having trouble finding the Respondent, you may need to give them more information to help them locate the Respondent.

  2. After the Respondent is served with the interim FVRO, the Respondent can ask for the opportunity to have their say about the order. This is known as 'objecting' to the interim FVRO. 

  3. Once it has been served, the interim FVRO can be enforced by the police and the courts. You should think about how you want to use the FVRO as part of your safety plan.

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