Each state and territory has services to support victims of crime
knowmore acknowledges that people who have experienced abuse have different ways of talking about what happened to them. Some people who have experienced abuse refer to themselves as survivors, while some people who have experienced abuse refer to themselves as victims. We respect your right to refer to yourself in the way that is right for you. On this page, we have used the word ‘victim’ because governments use that word in the name of support services for people who have experienced a crime.
What support is available?
Different states and territories provide different support to people who have experienced a crime. In some states and territories, compensation and counselling payments are available under victims support or criminal injuries schemes.
Applications for victims support can be complicated and there can be time limits to apply. knowmore can:
- provide you with information about what victims support or criminal injuries services are available to you
- advise you how to apply for victims support if you are eligible
- tell you whether a decision by a victims support service can be reviewed and give you advice about asking for this
- give you advice about compensation in your state or territory
Other compensation options
If you have experienced child sexual abuse, you may have other options for compensation. knowmore can talk to you about your compensation options and help you choose the best option for you. Stolen Generations survivors may have redress options.
Victims support in your state or territory
You can learn more victims support from your state or territory victims support service. We have provided links below to the victims support service in each state and territory.
- NSW: Victims Services
- Victoria: Victims of Crime
- Queensland: Victim Assist
- Western Australia: Victims Support Service
- South Australia: Victims of Crime
- Tasmania: Victims of Crime Service
- Australian Capital Territory: Victim Support
- Northern Territory: Victims of Crime