Victims Services, within the Department of Communities and Justice, provides counselling and financial assistance to help victims of violent crime in NSW under the Victims Support Scheme.
The Victims Support Scheme allows eligible victims of violent crime to access four pillars of support:
- Free counselling
- Financial assistance for immediate needs, including the Immediate Needs Support Package [INSP] for domestic violence victims
- Financial assistance for economic loss
- Recognition payments.
Victims Access Line (VAL): 1800 633 063
Aboriginal Contact Line: 1800 019 123
Business hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)