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Which Scheme applies to me??

Which scheme applies to you will depend on two things:

  • the date of the act of violence
  • the date of your application

The table below is designed to assist you to determine which scheme applies to you.

After 1 July 2017 all applications will be decided under the new scheme (Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act 2016).

If you have any questions about which scheme applies to you, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Assistance Section at fasvsact@act.gov.au or by calling 62052066 or 1800822272  

Date of act of violence
Date of application made
Which Scheme?
Which legislation applies?        
Who is the Decision Maker?

Before 1 July 2016

Before 1 July 2017

Financial Assistance Scheme (30 June 1983 - 30 June 2016)

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 1983

ACT Magistrate’s Court

Before 1 July 2016

On or after 1 July 2017

New Financial Assistance Scheme (1 July 2016 - onward)

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 2016 - limited to persons who were eligible to apply under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 1983.

Victims of Crime Commissioner

On or after 1 July 2016

On or after  1 July 2016

New Financial Assistance Scheme (1 July 2016 - onward)

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance)  Act 2016

Victims of Crime Commissioner