The Victims Support Scheme is available to anyone who has experienced an act of violence in NSW.
An act of violence is an act or series of related acts that:
There does not need to be a charge or a conviction.
Victims support is available to primary, secondary or family victims.
A member of the immediate family of a homicide victim, including a:
Further information regarding eligibility for victims support is set out in the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013. The legislation outlines conditions which may affect your eligibility for support, including Sections 25 and 44 of the Act.
02 Sep 2021
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.