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The Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 was introduced into Parliament on 7 May 2013 and was passed on 3 June 2013 it has replaced the previous legislation.

Clause 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 advises that all pending and appeals lodged within the three months of the allowable time period will be considered under the new Act.

Appeals in relation to decisions made before 7 May 2013

If your application was determined before 7 May 2013 please call the Victims Access Line on 1800 633 063 and ask for the Appeals Section to discuss your options.

Request for an internal review

If you are unhappy with the decision made by the Assessor in relation to your claim for:

  • approved counselling

  • financial assistance – immediate needs

  • financial assistance – economic loss

  • recognition payment

 you can request an internal review.