Victims of crime can access a range of supports from government agencies and non-government organisations, including specialist counselling and financial payments. Below, you'll find links to the official victim support agencies in each state and territory of Australia, and to some non-government organisations.
Victims Support Agency VicThe Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime Helpline offers information, advice and support for victims of crime in Victoria. 7 days a week 8.00am to 11.00pm.1800 819 817 or Txt helpline: 0427 767 891
Victims Support ACTVictim Support ACT delivers the free and confidential Victims Services Scheme for the ACT Government. This includes advocacy, counselling, financial assistance and recognition payments. M-F 9am to 5pm1800 822 272
Victims Services NSWVictims Services is a NSW government agency which may be able to assist with financial support if you are a victim of crime. Mon - Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm.1800 633 063
Victims of Crime WAThe Department of Justice is responsible for a range of services which offer advocacy and support to victims of crime in WA including compensation for injuries. M-F 8.30am to 4.30pm08 9264 9877
Victims of Crime Services TasThe Victims of Crime Service operates within the Victims Support Service of the Tasmanian government to meet the needs of victims of crime in Tasmania. M-F 8.45am to 5pm1300 300 238
Victims of Crime Assistance TribunalVOCAT is established by legislation to provide financial assistance to victims of violent crime committed in Victoria.
Victim Assist QueenslandVictim Assist provides help for victims of crime in Queensland to help them recover from the effects of violent crime and get their lives back on track. Business hours.1300 546 587
Victim Support Service SA (VSS)VSS is a non-government, not-for-profit that provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. M-F 9am to 5pm1800 842 846
Crime Victims Services NTNT Government information about financial help available to victims of crime in NT. M-F 8.30am to 4pm1800 460 363
Commissioner for Victims RightsAppointed by the Government, the Commissioner helps South Australian victims in their dealings with the state’s criminal justice system, public officials and public agencies.(08) 7322 7007