Applying for victims support from 1 July 2020
Victims Services helps people who are victims of violent crime in NSW with information and referrals. We help victims access support under the Victims Support Scheme, including:
- Financial assistance for immediate needs
- Financial assistance for economic loss
- Recognition payment
You can find out more about who can apply, how to apply and what support is available in the Victims Support Scheme Quick guide.
If you would like to make an application for counselling, financial assistance and/or a recognition payment, the Victims Support Scheme Detailed guide will help you to find out more about what you will need to apply, or call us and we can help you. There's also more information on the Victims Support Scheme page on our website.
To fill out or download application forms go to our forms page, or contact us.
24 March 2020 – Update to Service Provision
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted various services across the Department and Victims Services has made some changes to the way we operate.
You can still contact us Monday-Friday, from 9am to 5 pm and you can also continue to lodge online forms for victims support if you need to.
While Victims Services will continue to operate our phone lines, we are limiting face-to-face contact. Our counter in Parramatta will be closed until further notice in an effort to reduce risk of infection.
We appreciate your understanding during this time.