What is the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme (NDVOS)?
The National Domestic Violence Order Scheme (NDVOS) allows a Family Violence Intervention Order (which will be referred to as a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) under this scheme) made in one state or territory to be recognised and enforced across Australia. This includes both interim and final DVOs, Family Violence Safety Notices and police DVOs made in other jurisdictions from the commencement of the legislation.
In Victoria, the legislation for this scheme is called the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme Act 2016. The NDVOS will commence on 25 November 2017.
It is important to note that this scheme does not apply to Personal Safety Intervention Orders. These orders will not be nationally recognised. A registration process is available for personal safety intervention orders. Contact the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for more information about registering Personal Safety Intervention Orders.
For more information please visit the Magistrates Court website.