Victims of Crime Seeking Financial Assistance

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Note: Please consult the table below outlining changes to victims of crime applications following the commencement on 1 July 2016 of the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act 2016 introducing the New Financial Assistance Scheme.

Transition table (PDF  555 KB)

Date of act of violence

Date of application

Which Scheme

Which legislation applies     

Who is the Decision Maker

Before 1 July 2016

Before 1 July 2017

Financial Assistance Scheme (1983 - 30 June 2016)

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 1983

ACT Magistrate’s Court

Before 1 July 2016

On or after 1 July 2017

New Financial Assistance Scheme (1 July 2016 - onward)

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 2016 - limited to persons who were eligible to apply under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 1983.

Victims of Crime Commissioner

On or after 1 July 2016

On or after  1 July 2016

New Financial Assistance Scheme (1 July 2016 - onward)

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 2016

Victims of Crime Commissioner

The following information will assist you in your application for financial assistance under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act 1983.

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If you need help to fill out the form you should seek legal assistance from a solicitor or the Legal Aid ACT. The Magistrates Court and the Office of Victim Support ACT are restricted to assisting with general inquiries and are unable to provide legal advice.