Victims Services

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

Funeral expenses

The Victims Support Scheme covers the cost of arranging a funeral on behalf of a family member of a homicide victim up to $9,500.

Funeral expenses may include the following:

  • Coffin or casket
  • Cremation, burial fees
  • Embalming
  • Obituary notice
  • Headstone
  • Minister, clergy
  • Costs that relate to the use of facilities
  • Memorial expenses
  • Audio visual
  • Printing costs, e.g. service sheets
  • Wake related expenses
  • Repatriation
  • Flowers (can include balloons and soft toys for victims that are children)

Who can apply?

  • Family member of a homicide victim
  • Funeral director on behalf of a homicide victim

How long do I have to apply?

  • No later than two years after the death is established as a homicide. 
  • By the age of 20 years old if the family member is a child.

How do I apply?

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 of costs you are claiming.
  • A description of how each cost relates directly to the violent crime.
Last updated:

20 Sep 2021

Was this content useful?
We will use your rating to help improve the site.

Please select a valid option.

Please don't include personal or financial information here

Please select a valid option.

Please don't include personal or financial information here
Thank you for your feedback.
Close

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.

What's this? To leave this site quickly, click the 'Quick Exit' button. You will be taken to www.google.com.au

Top Return to top of page Top