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 below. Please remember to save your form before pressing the submit button.

Online application - Counselling and/or Financial Assistance and/or Recognition Payment (PDF 514KB)

Use of this form requires that Adobe Reader (8.01 or above) be installed on your computer. The free Adobe Reader software can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

At the end of the form you are asked to press a SUBMIT button which will send the application to Victim Services. If the submission process has been successful you will see on your screen a copy of the form with an enquiry number near the top. See sample of a submitted form

Alternatively, printable versions of the application form are available 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.