To be eligible for assistance:
- the injury must have been sustained in the ACT after 30th June 1983;
- the crime must be defined as a violent crime under Section 3 of the Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Act 1983;
- the crime must have been reported to police, but it is not necessary for a person to be charged or convicted of the offence.
Who can apply?
- A Primary victim – this is the person who was injured as a direct result of the crime.
- A Responsible person – this is a person who is financially responsible for looking after a primary victim, such as the parent of a child victim.
- A Related victim – where a primary victim died as a direct result of the crime, a related victim is a person who was a close family member, dependant of the primary victim, or had an intimate personal relationship with the primary victim at the time of the death.
- An Eligible Property Owner – this is a person whose property was damaged while the person was assisting a police officer to prevent a crime, arrest a suspected criminal or assist another victim of crime.
|What is a violent crime||*under the repealed|
Grievous bodily harm offences
Actual bodily harm offences
Threat to kill
Demands with threats
Abduction of young person
Unlawfully taking child
Exposing or abandoning child
Childbirth—grievous bodily harm
Sexual assault offences
Sexual intercourse without consent
Sexual intercourse with young person
Maintaining a sexual relationship with young person
Female genital mutilation offences
Sexual servitude offences