Get help with interim FVROs

Logo for FRVO self-help guideHow can Legal Aid WA help?

Our Domestic Violence Legal Unit (DVLU) provides legal services to women, children and men in same sex relationships impacted by family and domestic violence. We provide legal advice by telephone, lodge FVRO applications electronically (online), provide court representation through our Duty Lawyer Service and provide representation for shuttle conference listings.

There is a duty lawyer from DVLU available at Perth Magistrates Court each morning. The duty lawyer can assist people seeking FVRO by providing legal advice and representation. The duty lawyer can also assist people returning to court on an active FVRO case, by providing advice and exploring a safe resolution.

DVLU also provides a duty lawyer service at Joondalup Magistrates Court on alternate Tuesdays to assist FVRO applicants if an objection to the interim FVRO has been lodged with the court and the case returns for a directions hearing.

If you have an FVRO matter in a court location other than Perth, see if your local Legal Aid WA office provides assistance with FVRO applications, including duty lawyer services.

Contact us

Call the Infoline or contact your nearest Legal Aid WA office to find out what help we can give for your situation. If we can’t help, we may be able to refer you to someone else who can.

Where else can I get help or information?


Find Legal Answers

Details about some of the counselling, information and support services for women, men and children in situations of family violence is available if you want to get help with family violence and your safety.

Useful documents

This guide includes links to information sheets and other resources that may help you.

Need help?

The InfoLine can give information about the law and our services to help with your legal problem.

Family Violence Law Help

A national website for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help.


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