Introduction to Victims’ Compensation

The scheme for Criminal Injuries Compensation is regulated by the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1976 (Tas) (VOCA Act). The government makes payments to acknowledge the pain and suffering of a victim of crime, and compensate for loss of income or expenses that are the result of the criminal conduct. It is also possible to sue the person who committed the crime, if they

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/crime-and-punishment/victims-of-crime/introduction-to-victims-compensation/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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Victims Support Service

Victims Support Services is part of the Department of Justice and began operation on 1 July 2001.  The Unit is dedicated to victims of crime.

Organisation Address: 110 Collins St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 135 513

Web Address: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/victims

Link Owner: Department of Justice

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Victims of Crime Assistance in Tasmania

In Tasmania you have 3 years from the date of the offence to lodge a claim for Victims of Crime Assistance. This time can be extended in “special circumstances,” i.e. if there has been family violence. If you were a child at the time of the offence, an application must be lodged within three years of reaching the age of

Phone: 1800 682 468

Web Address: http://womenslegaltas.org.au/wordy/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Victims-of-Crime-Assistance-in-Tasmania.pdf

Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Sexual Assault Support Service

SASS is a Hobart-based, free and confidential support service for people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.

Organisation Address: 34 Patrick Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1800 697 877

Web Address: https://www.sass.org.au/

Link Owner: Sexual Assault Support Service

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