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If you wish to apply for
counselling but are unable to use the online application above, you can complete and return the following form:
Victims support scheme application for counselling (PDF 125KB)
If you encounter a problem using this form alternate versions are available via Victims Services
You can contact a Support Coordinator during business hours on
1800 633 063 and they can help you to fill out an application for counselling. You can also discuss your preferences in relation to Counsellors with a Support Coordinator.
Your guardian or support person can assist you with the application form or they can contact Victims Services on your behalf.
If you need an interpreter to assist you during your counselling sessions let your Approved Counsellor know when you make an appointment so that they can organise this for you.
If you live interstate and have been a victim of a violent crime in NSW, counselling may be organised in the state where you are now living. Contact a Support Coordinator to discuss this further.
If you have any other special requirements, for example, if you have certain access needs or counselling is required for a young child, you can
contact us to discuss this further.
If you are not eligible for Approved Counselling you can access counselling through various organisations throughout NSW.
contact us on
1800 633 063 for more information on counselling support.
Counselling is provided by
NSW Health and a number of community based organisations,these services are generally free of charge or you can speak to your GP for a referral to a counsellor. Alternatively, you can see a private counsellor of your choice, and you may have to pay the costs yourself.