Victims Services

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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 , 49.3 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. 

Documents required

  • A government issued ID, for example 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 do not need to send us a Police Report - just provide as much information as you can in the application form.

Further information

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

Last updated:

06 Sep 2021

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