Police have an obligation to protect people from violence and can apply for an AVO on your behalf.  Before an AVO can be applied for by a police officer, a number of requirements must be met. A police officer investigating your matter must make an application for an AVO if they have suspicion or belief that you have been a victim of stalking or that it is likely to occur.  

If you do not want the police to make an application for an AVO, the police officer may still be obligated to apply for an AVO on your behalf.  If you have any concerns or questions in relation to an AVO application that has been applied for on behalf, you can contact the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer (DVLO) at your local police station.