The lead singer of Australian rock band The Vines has appeared in a Sydney court over a domestic violence incident.
Craig Robert Nicholls, 35, was charged on Saturday afternoon after police officers responded to reports of violence at the Nicholls family home in the southern Sydney suburb of Connells Point.
The songwriter and guitarist faces offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intimidation and resisting arrest.
He is also the subject of an interim apprehended domestic violence order (DVO) taken out by Noreen Nicholls.
Nicholls appeared in Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday wearing a blue button-down shirt, black jeans and with long hair.
His lawyer Jason Watts told the court his client suffered from Aspergers syndrome, a form of autism, and had made an appointment to see a psychologist following the weekend incident.
'The DVO allegations refer to his family that he was residing with,' Mr Watts told the court on Wednesday.
'He has now left the family home. He is in some (other) accommodation and he is being supported by friends.'
Magistrate Sharon Holdsworth lifted bail conditions requiring Nicholls to report to police and stay away from Connells Point.
She adjourned the matter to court on November 4.