We provide support services, including free counselling and financial assistance to victims of crime. Victims have rights which are set out in the Charter of Victims Rights, which includes the right to be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect. In this section, find out about support services for children, victims of sexual assault and other crimes, and families and friends of missing persons. You can also find out more about victims rights and how to get support throughout the justice system.
01/07/2018 - The National Redress Scheme commenced on 1 July 2018 and will provide people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse with a monetary payment, counselling and direct personal responses from institutions. For more information about the National Redress Scheme, visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 737 377.