The package of counselling, financial support and recognition payment that makes up victims support is available to victims of violent crime in New South Wales.
People who can obtain victims support are described as different types of victim and have access to different levels and amounts of support. Support can also be claimed by parties connected to the application, who are not necessarily victims themselves, as indicated below.
Victims support is available to:
A primary victim of an act of violence
A family victim of an act of violence
A secondary victim of an act of violence
A parent, step-parent, or guardian of a child primary victim who is in their care (eligible through both the child’s primary victim application and as a secondary victim for counselling only).
A third party
The table below illustrates the availability of each support type from the package, in relation to the victim or support person applying. It must be established that the support requested is directly related to the act of violence.