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 , 49.3 KB).
For more information, see Eligibility criteria.
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.
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 the violent crime was reported to Police, you do not need to send us a Police Report - just provide as much information as you can in the application form.
Read How to collect information to support your application (PDF , 62.6 KB).
06 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.