Victims Access Line
1800 633 063
referral and information
Aboriginal Contact Line
1800 019 123
Confidential enquiry line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are victims of crime. Read more
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We are part of the NSW Department of Justice. We provide support and information for victims of crime.
You can use our website to find out how to access counselling and financial assistance and your rights as a victim.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the tragedy in Martin Place.
Many people will have found the events which unfolded at Martin Place distressing and deeply traumatic. Trauma can affect people in a variety of ways after experiences such as these, and can cause issues such as feelings of fear and anxiety. It is important that these feelings are not ignored as additional support services are available to those who need it.
Distressing thoughts and feelings are not a sign of personal weakness, and they can grow to significantly impact on normal, everyday tasks. Recovery from traumatic events, such as the incident at Martin Place, can be helped by accessing formal and informal support networks, such as family, friends and support services such as Victims Services.
Victims Services can provide support for victims of the siege as they recover from this tragic incident. Victims Services encourages those affected by this incident to contact the Victims Access Line to speak to someone about receiving counselling support.
Victims Services can also assist victims in completing any documentation required to access these services, as well as providing assistance with other available support services such as information and referral options and financial assistance.
For assistance please contact the Victims Access Line on (02) 8688 5511 or 1800 633 063.
If you would like to leave a message of support for the victims of the Martin Place siege you can do so in the NSW Government Condolence Book (website).
NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard has launched an innovative new mobile app to help victims of crime and their families navigate the justice system.
The Justice Journey app has been designed to reduce the stress often experienced by victims involved in the criminal justice system, and provides information and guidance for victims from the time they become a victim until after the court process has finished.
||The Justice Journey app can now be downloaded free from the App Store and the Google Play Store.|
Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit have released an information sheet on Children and grief.
Seeking your views: Do you use Social Media to find out what support is available for victims? Quick 6-question anonymous online survey.
Innovative new mobile app to help victims of crime and their families navigate the justice system is launched. Read more.
New guidelines in relation to remote witness facilities have recently been finalised and released.The new guidelines can be found in our section for service providers.
- On 16 August 2013 the Victims Rights & Support Amendment Regulations 2013 came into effect. The Regulation sets out that appeals lodged under the old victims compensation scheme are to be dealt with under the provisions of the repealed Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act 1996
Counselling to help you recover from crime.
The new victims support scheme provides assistance to victims at the time they need it most.
The Charter of Victims Rights protects victims. Find out about your rights.
We can help you navigate through the justice process. If you are going to court, our video may help you.
Look here for definition of words and phrases you may hear in your justice journey.
The media plays a crucial role in ensuring the voices of victims are heard.
Games and activities to help children who are going to Court
An Online database of significant victim research