The Law Handbook - Assistance for victims of crimeVictims of crime can recover compensation from a tribunal. The amounts are limited to maximums set out in the legislation, and the victim’s own criminal history and access to other compensation are taken into account. There are services for primary, secondary and related victims of crime, including a helpline and a referral service, counselling, and a network of assistance programs who respond t...
Victoria Legal Aid - How victims of crime can get help
Call us for free information about the law and how we can help you if you are a victim of crime.
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Victoria Legal Aid - Victims of crimeA victim of crime is someone who has suffered physical, psychological or emotional injury, or financial loss because of a crime, such as: robbery violent attacks family violence sexual assault. It may also include a person who has witnessed a crime or a family member of a person who was injured or killed. ...
If you have been a victim of crime, you have rights, you are not alone and do not need to endure the pain and trauma alone. On this page you can learn about support services you can call for help and information - and about your rights as a victim of crime.
What are your rights if you are the victim of a crime? What if your family member or your partner was the victim of a violent crime?
The following fact sheet outlines your options and your rights if you are a victim of crime and how you may be able get compensation if you suffer physical or psychological harm as a result of a violent crime.