A Ballarat man accused of serious violence against his wife has applied to be released on bail because he faces more than a year in custody awaiting a trial, a court has been told.
Christopher Rodgers, 34, faces more than 30 charges stemming from family violence incidents against his wife in May.
He appeared in the dock of the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday to apply for bail under new facts and circumstances.
Rodgers' defence counsel said the case had moved into the committal stream and his client was "looking at 20-odd months in custody" before a trial.
The court was told Rodgers, a self-employed truck driver, would be financially ruined of he stayed in custody.
His defence counsel submitted Rodgers was not a risk to the community, he could be excluded from Ballarat and he would be on the Court Integrated Services Program.
Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Steve Kent said the prosecution case was strong, the alleged offending was very serious and the delay was speculative.
Police allege on Mother's Day, on May 12, Rodgers wanted his wife to put on make-up to hide the injuries on her face before seeing his family.
Informant Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Adam Tink said the accused pinned the woman against a towel rack in the bathroom, grabbed her by the throat and used his hand to push her head through a plaster wall.
He said the accused took a phone charger cord from a wall and wrapped it around his wife's neck and began to tighten it as she sat on a chair.
He said in another incident on May 24, Rodgers became angry when his wife of 10 years did not eat dinner with him.
It is alleged an argument became physical and Rodgers allegedly threw the woman on the ground, causing her to knock her head and become unconscious or lose her ability to move for a short time.
Detecive Acting Senior Sergeant Tink said following a medical assessment, the victim was diagnosed with a broken hyoid bone in her throat and substantial bruising on her upper chest, legs and arms.
The Supreme Court has previously refused to release Rodgers on bail. Magistrate Gregory Robinson will hand down his decision on Wednesday.