Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime
We help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of violent crime (including domestic and family violence).
We might be able to give you a one-off special assistance payment if:
- you were injured (physically or psychologically)
- your injury was caused by a violent crime
- the violent crime was committed in Queensland.
If a close family member has died, we might be able to give you a one-off distress payment if it:
- was a homicide
- happened in Queensland.
We might also pay for other things like:
- medical and counselling bills
- moving costs, if you need to move to get away from the violence
- security costs to help keep you safe at home.
To make a claim you need to fill in our application forms.
Contact an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander worker
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers can help you apply for financial assistance. They can also help you understand your rights as a victim, so you can make sure your rights are being upheld.
If you want to talk to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal service, they can help you contact them.
- Phone 1300 546 587
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are new reporting options for reporting violence to police. You can now make some reports online.
There are many services and programs to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims.
- Support and healing services
- Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime
- Help for victims of sexual offences
Learn more about:
- Financial help for victims of crime and how to apply
- Court support for victims of crime
- Cross-cultural liaison officers