Victims Services

We're here to help. Call the Victims Access Line 1800 633 063 or Aboriginal Contact Line 1800 019 123 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

How can we help you?

Support for victims of crime

Find out about the support and services available if you have been affected by crime in NSW.

Victims Support Scheme

We provide counselling, financial support and a recognition payment to victims of a violent crime in NSW.

Learn about the scheme and the support we provide to victims of a violent crime and modern slavery.
Find out if you can apply for assistance through the Victims Support Scheme.
Learn how to apply and what you will need to provide to us.
Find the right counsellor for you with our search tool.

Programs and initiatives

Support for victims navigating the forensic mental health system.
Support for families and friends of missing persons in NSW.
Support for people in NSW who have accepted an offer of redress.
Support for children and young people in sexual offence cases.
Support for victims of crime attending court in NSW.


When a victim gets financial support, we can recover money from the convicted person.
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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.

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