Victims of Crime Compensation
If you have been the victim of a violent crime you may be eligible for support and compensation under the Victims Compensation scheme. You may be able to access free counselling, reimbursement for any money or property you have lost, and a recognition payment for the trauma you have suffered.
Recently there have been major changes to the Victims Compensation scheme in NSW. Click on the links below to download a copies of some information booklets which explain the changes, what services you may be eligible for, and how to apply.
NSW Victims Support Scheme - a resource from Far West Community Legal Centre
The Justice Journey - a resource from Victims Services
There is also more information on the Victims Services website: http://www.victimsservices.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/vss/vs_index.html
If you would like assistance with a Victims Compensation application you can call Victims Services on 1800 633 063.
Far West Community Legal Centre may also be able to help you- please call us on (08) 8088 2020 or freecall 1800 300 036 to book an appointment.
Disclaimer: This information is a general guide to the law. It should not be relied on as legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem you should consult a lawyer.
It applies to people who live in, or are affected by, the law as it applies in NSW, Australia. The information contained in this publication is current at 1 January 2014.