Last updated 20 January 2017
The Victims of Crime Assistance Act
Financial Assistance to Victims of Crime
Eligibility Criteria for Financial Assistance to Victims of Crime
Applying for Victim of Crime Financial Assistance
Protection for Victims and Witnesses at Court
Other Services Available for Victims of Crime
In Queensland, victims of violent crime are given protection, information, assistance and support under a number of Acts including:
- the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (Qld)
- the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld)
- the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978 (Qld).
The Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (Qld) provides victims of an act of violence with access to recovery-focused financial assistance. Under the scheme, which is administered by Victim Assist Queensland, eligible victims can claim for the payment or reimbursement of the costs of goods and services they require to recover from the physical and psychological effects of an act of violence. In addition to financial assistance, Victim Assist Queensland provides a central point of coordination for victims through referral to specialist support services including court support.