News and announcements


24/09/2018 - The 2017/18 Victims Services Data profiles are now available.

24/09/2018 - Redress Support Services Funding Round - The Australian Government is inviting applications to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Families and Children Activity – Redress Scheme – Redress Support Services across Australia from 1 March 2019 to 30 June 2021.

24/09/2018 - National Apology for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse - On 22 October 2018, Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, will issue a National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra. The Apology will also be televised live throughout Australia.

13/09/2018 - Victims Services will be closed on Friday 14 September 2019 from 1pm to allow staff to attend an all staff event.  We will be open again on Monday morning at 8.00am.  You can leave messages and calls will be returned on Monday as soon as possible.

07/09/2018 - Filmed by the ABC in conjunction with Wattle Place and Relationships Australia NSW, The Survivors tells the stories of three most incredible people; Trish Charter, Wayne Isles and Ray Leary. The Survivors will screen on ABC Compass, Channel 2, 6:00pm Saturday 8 September 2018. You can watch a trailer to The Survivors here.

20/07/2018 - Due to a system upgrade, the Victims Access Line and Aboriginal Contact Line will close early at 5.30pm today, Friday 20 July 2018.   Normal hours of 8am to 6pm will resume on Monday 23 July 2018.

01/07/2018The 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  or call the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 737 377.