Are interstate FVROs recognised in WA?

Restraining orders relating to family violence can be nationally recognised and enforced by police and the courts anywhere in Australia.

An existing family violence order will automatically apply across Australia if it was made –

  • on or after 25 November 2017 (in any Australian state or territory, including WA)
  • or varied in a Victorian court (on any date), or
  • in New Zealand and registered in Victoria (on any date).

If your existing order is not automatically enforceable in WA, you can apply for national recognition. We can assist you with this.


For more information and legal advice, get in touch with our divorce lawyers.