How to apply 

To apply for victims support, start by filling out an application from the link below. This should be done as soon as possible as time limits apply, related to when the act of violence occurred.

Application form

You may apply for financial support by completing the online form on our Forms page.

We encourage you to contact the Victims Access Line (1800 633 063) if you need assistance or have any questions.

What happens next?

You must provide documentary evidence in support of your application. If you have not already done so, please read What documents are needed to receive victims support?

If documentary evidence is not provided or Victims Services requires further information, an outcome in your application may be delayed.  

Once Victims Services has received all the necessary documents, your application will then be assessed and we will advise you of the outcome.

We will provide you with information, referrals to other services and ongoing advice as you negotiate the criminal justice and human services systems.

For brochures on this and related topics please refer to our Publications page.