According to the local courts in the Northern Territory, to apply for a PVO the defendant's name and address is required.

How does one go about getting a PVO against a neighbour whose name no one in the community knows ?

Note: This question is not about a domestic violence order, but a personal violence order where violence is anticipated. The police are not authorised to give out interim PVOs (They do give out interim DVOs)

  • Can you not ask the police for the name? The local government doesn't have land ownership, tax or residency records? The post office doesn't know? – BlueDogRanch Feb 10 at 23:53
  • The police cannot provide the name as it is against legislation of privacy. The council has land ownership records, but the occupant is a tenant. The post office doesn't have a record of who lives where and the rental agency will not divulge this information in the name of privacy. – happybuddha Feb 11 at 0:46
  • Talk to the local crown prosecutor and make your case that violence is anticipated or inevitable and you need the person's name. – BlueDogRanch Feb 11 at 2:46
  • Or talk to the court registrar - PVO may be able to be issued based on identifying the person without a name – Dale M Feb 11 at 5:12
  • @DaleM Civil and Criminal registry have both said its the applicant's headache to get the name of the defendant. Nothing the court's can do. – happybuddha Feb 11 at 6:50

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