Communities and Justice

Avow mobile phone app

An ADVO resource in your pocket

Avow is a free mobile phone app for people in NSW who are going to court for a domestic violence matter or have an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).

The Avow app contains easy to read information, a planning tool, useful tips and frequently asked questions to help users better understand and comply with their ADVO conditions and prepare for court.

Avow aims to help users comply with their order to avoid breaches and criminal charges.  

Avow does not provide or replace legal advice and users are encouraged to seek independent legal advice.

Key features of Avow:

  • Pin access for security
  • Frequently asked questions about ADVOs and compliance
  • Automatic reminders to attend court and other key dates
  • Easy access to the user's ADVO
  • Tools and tips about ADVOs and going to court
  • Links to support services
  • Free
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Download Avow on your mobile phone from Google Play or Apple App Store.

Avow was developed by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice and Miroma Project Factory, with collaboration from the Behavioural Insights Unit at the Department of Customer Service. Special acknowledgements to Legal Aid NSW.

For further information or feedback on Avow, email us at

Last updated:

27 May 2024