Victim of Crime

Information for Victims

Becoming the victim of a crime can be a confronting experience but you don't have to deal with it alone.

The Victims of Crime Helpline has free information and support to help you manage the effects of crime including:

  • advice about your rights and reporting a crime
  • connecting you to services, such as counselling, emergency home repairs and assistance to change locks, emergency accommodation, medical services and transport
  • help to navigate the criminal justice system
  • help applying for compensation and financial assistance.

Crime often affects more than just the direct victim, with witnesses to a crime and family members of a person also affected.