Financial support

The Victims Support Scheme is focused on building a package of care to support and assist at the time victims need it most. We provide information, referrals to other services and ongoing advice to help negotiate the criminal justice and human services systems. Your package of care will probably include some or all of the following five types of assistance.

  • Information and support
  • Counselling
  • Financial support for immediate needs
  • Financial support for economic loss
  • Recognition payment

Download your guide to the victims support scheme:

The Victims Support Scheme: A detailed guide (PDF, 168Kb)
(16pp A5 booklet)  

You may apply for financial support by completing the online form below. Please remember to save your form before pressing the submit button:

Online application - Counselling and/or Financial Assistance and/or Recognition Payment (PDF 514KB)

At the end of the form you are asked to press a SUBMIT button which will send the application to Victim Services. If the submission process has been successful you will see on your screen a copy of the form with an enquiry number near the top. See sample image of the top of a submitted form.  

If you have problems using the online form above, alternate fillable pdf versions are available on our Forms page.      

If you want help filling out the form or have problems with the forms please contact Victims Services, by phone, mail or email For brochures on this and related topics please refer to our Publications page.

Victims Access Line
1800 633 063   

Aboriginal Contact Line

1800 019 123