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Financial assistance for immediate needs is intended to help pay for things you need urgently to be safe and healthy because of the violent crime.
If you are a victim of violent crime, you may get up to $5,000 to help pay for:
For more information, see Eligibility criteria.
PDF forms are also available.
If you need help completing your application, you can ask a support worker, friend or family member. Or contact Victims Services.
* If the violent crime was reported to Police, you don't need to send us a Police Report. You just need to provide as much information as you can about what has happened to you in the application form.
Read How to collect information to support your application (PDF , 62.6 KB).
29 Nov 2023
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.