Victims Services

Victims Access Line 1800 633 063, Aboriginal Contact Line 1800 019 123 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

Forensic cleaning

Under the Victims Support Scheme, family members of a homicide victim or service providers can apply for forensic cleaning expenses relating to a homicide that occurred in NSW.

The maximum amount that can be considered for forensic cleaning related expenses is $5,000. 

For more information read Crime Scene Clean up (PDF , 48.6 KB).

Who can apply?

  • Family victims
  • Service providers on behalf of family victims

For more information, see Eligibility criteria.

How long do I have to apply?

  • Within 2 years from the violent crime. 
    • If the violent crime resulted in the death of a victim, the 2-year time period starts from the date it was confirmed that the death resulted from the act of violence.

How do I apply?

Please complete: 

If payment is approved, the amount will be paid from an eligible family member’s financial assistance for immediate needs.

This application must be signed by a family member of the homicide victim, or by a representative or support person on behalf of the family member.

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. 

Documents required

  • A government issued ID. For example, a driver’s licence, passport, Medicare card, or card issued by Centrelink.
  • Copies of tax invoices, receipts or treatment plans for costs you are claiming.
  • A description of how each cost relates directly to the violent crime.

* 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.

Further information

Read How to collect information to support your application (PDF , 62.6 KB).

Last updated:

06 Jun 2022

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