For Victims

Victim Support Services

There are a range of support services available to assist victims of crime in the ACT which can be found here.

Financial Assistance

Applications for financial assistance for victims of crime must be made to the Victims of Crime Commissioner.  Information on applying for financial assistance can be obtained at the Victims of Crime Financial Assistance scheme web page

Applications as a result of an incident prior to 1 July 2017 will continue to be dealt with by the Magistrates Court.  Any inquiries on applications with the Magistrates Court can be made to

Victim Support ACT – Telephone 1800 822 272

Victim Support ACT is an agency of the ACT Government that provides victims of crime with a range of support services.

Victim Support ACT is a free service that can help victims of crime cope with the impact of what has happened, and can help them access their rights and entitlements.

The Victim Support ACT website provides a range of information guides to explain how the justice system works.

A specific guide for victims who are required to attend court or give evidence is available (see Factsheet 5A Giving Evidence in the Criminal Court)  as well as a Concerns Form who those who wish to bring a matter to the attention of the Victims of Crime Commissioner.