All applications for financial assistance under the 1983 scheme require the support of a police report. You can request a report from ACT policing using the following form
How much does a report cost?
Reports for victims of crime matters generally cost $37.00 which can be paid online using a credit or debit card. This can be claimed back in your application.
What if I can’t afford to pay for the report?
If you are unable to afford to pay for a police report please complete the following steps:
- When completing the request for your report select the type of report that you require and then click on submit the request. The request will be sent to the Information Access Team without you having to make a payment. Please note applicants who are applying to have the fee waived should state this in their request form under ‘Other relevant details’.
- Fill in a 'Financial Hardship Questionnaire' to allow ACT police to waive the fee if your financial situation meets the threshold. Please follow this link for access to the form
- Email your ‘Financial Hardship Questionnaire’ to email@example.com or mail it to ACT Information Access, GPO Box 401, Canberra ACT 2601.
Other supporting documentation that may be required depending on your application may include:
- Medical notes from a doctor or hospital
- Any receipts, invoices or quotes for expenses incurred
- Copies of payslips or a tax return if you are applying for loss of wages
- Any document showing any sum received for damages arising from the injury or property damage.
- Any document showing moneys received under another law e.g. Centrelink pension