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Counselling orders

Effect of appeals on counselling orders

A counselling order is separate from a final family violence intervention order and may remain in force after a final order ends.

An appeal against a final order does not stay the operation of the order. However, a party may apply to the court that made the decision for a stay of the order or part of the order, while awaiting the outcome of the appeal.

If the final order is stayed, the operation of the counselling order is automatically stayed.

See ss.117 and 131 – Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic)