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Applying for Financial Assistance

The new financial assistance scheme commenced on 1 July 2016. We are now accepting applications for financial assistance under the new scheme.

For information on which application type applies to you, please see our Eligibility for Financial Assistance page.

Primary VictimPDFWord
Primary Victim Application Form PDF 
Guide to completing the Primary Victim Application Form                                  PDFWord
Related Victims and Homicide WitnessesPDFWord
Related Victim or Homicide Witness Application FormPDF 
Guide to completing the Related Victim or Homicide Witness Application FormPDFWord
Funeral AssistancePDFWord
Funeral Assistance Application FormPDF 
Guide to completing the Funeral Assistance Application Form                          PDFWord
Important note: Please download and save application forms before completing them. If the form is completed before it is downloaded information entered will not be saved. 

If you are completing an application form 

Submitting Applications

Applications can be submitted in either of the following ways:

  • by email to fasvsact@act.gov.au; or 
  • by post to
  • Financial Assistance Section, Victim Support ACT
    GPO Box 158
    Canberra ACT 2601

Legal Advice

You can apply for financial assistance without a lawyer, however if you would like some legal assistance to discuss your options you can contact Legal Aid ACT on 1300 654 314 or the ACT Law Society on 6274 0300.

Please note that the maximum amount a lawyer can charge you to assist you in applying for financial assistance is $1,123

The maximum amount that a lawyer can charge you to assist you with an appeal or review is $2 246