In Queensland, domestic violence is dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

If a party is the subject of domestic violence, they can make an application to the Court for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO), either on a temporary or final basis.

The Orders made can include a restraint of contact between the parties so as to avoid ongoing domestic violence.

A DVO made against you can have serious impacts on your personal and professional life.

For example, military members must inform their superiors.

Depending upon their role within defence, they may have restrictions placed upon them in relation to access to weapons.

However, they should generally still be able to perform their role in the ADF.

Also, personal state weapons licences are cancelled for the duration of the Order (thus, you cannot possess a hunting rifle, for example).

Domestic violence proceedings are conducted in a closed court room because of the sensitivity of these types of matters.