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)

Apply for support

To apply for the Specialist Victims Support Service (SVSS) complete a self-referral form:

Or, an agency can refer you to our service:

Apply for the Register

To be listed on the Specialist Victims Register, complete a registration form:

You will need to provide:

  • a current Australian driver’s licence, passport or birth certificate
  • the name of the forensic patient.

If available, you will also need at least one of the following documents:

  • the case number of the Director of Public Prosecutions (for each offence committed by the forensic patient)
  • the hearing number for the Tribunal
  • the police event number (for each offence committed by the forensic patient)
  • the claim number for any assistance claimed under the Victims Support Scheme.

Nominate a representative


You can also nominate a representative to act on your behalf and to receive correspondence. You need to complete the following form:


If you are a nominated representative of a victim and attending the Mental Health Review Tribunal Hearings on their behalf, you must complete a Statutory Declaration (PDF, 13.0 KB).


Where do I send this?


If you are filling out the PDF form, you can send it to:



Commissioner of Victims Rights
Victims Services
Locked Bag 5118




We will write to you once you have been registered.


How do I prepare a submission?

We can assist if you would like help preparing your submission.

Last updated:

05 Jun 2024

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