Court Advocacy Service

The South West Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWSWDVCAS) is a program designed to assist women through the process of taking out an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) for domestic violence matters.

Support workers from the program attend Liverpool, Bankstown and Fairfield Local Courts on AVO list days, currently Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays respectively.

The primary aim of the program is to ensure that women experience as little stress as possible during the court and AVO experience, and that women achieve the most successful and appropriate outcome for their case.

Services that Support workers can provide include:

  1. A safe room -  a room dedicated for women seeking an AVO.
  2. Information - support workers explain the AVO process and any related issues to ensure women fully understand their situation and feel confident about the orders being sought.
  3. Advocacy - support workers communicate with Police, court staff and other relevant parties to ensure each woman's wishes are put forward and each case receives the best attention.

How to use the Service

If your AVO matter will be heard in the Fairfield, Liverpool or Bankstown Local Court then we can assist you.

It is best to contact SWSWDVCAS as soon as possible. Early contact ensures support workers can most effectively address your needs and advocate on your behalf.

Phone: (02) 9601 6988  Mobile: 0450 051 085   Fax: (02) 9600 6244  Email:

If you are not sure in which court your AVO matter will be heard, contact the Police Officer who assisted you or the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer in the same Police Station.



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Tuesday 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Tuesday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Ph. (02) 9601 7777