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New Financial Assistance Scheme (1 July 2016 - onward)

On 8 March 2016 the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act 2016. The new scheme commenced on 1 July 2016. 

The purpose of the scheme is

  • to assist victims of crime to recover from acts of violence:
  • to contribute to the safety of victims of crime and the prevention of future acts of violence:
  • to acknowledge the harmful effects of acts of violence; and
  • to complement other services provided for victims of crime.

Under the new scheme the Victims of Crime Commissioner is the decision maker for applications. 

Please visit our Which scheme applies to me? page for more information about whether you are eligible to apply under the new scheme.  If you have any  questions about the new financial assistance scheme please contact the Financial Assistance Section on 1800 822 272 or (02) 6205 2066 or at fasvsact@act.gov.au.