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Service of Summonses and Orders

Service involves bringing the content of an order or summons to the attention of the person to whom it refers. This is generally done by handing a copy to the person. This is the responsibility of the police.

In the case of telephone orders, the police will also arrange service. This is generally done by the police station nearest to where the respondent lives. It is important that you provide to the police as much detail as you can to assist with the service of the documents and tell them immediately of any information, such as change of address.

Regular contact should be maintained with the police station nearest to the respondent to ensure service occurs. If by the week before the hearing the summons has not been served you should ring the Police District Superintendent.

Last updated: 22-Feb-2017

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