The Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Act 2018 has brought about the below changes to the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996:
The Chief Magistrate has issued two new Guidelines for 2018:
Guideline 1 of 2018 relating to legal costs
Guideline 2 of 2018 relating to the preparation of reports and provision of counselling services
The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) tabled its completed report to Parliament on 19 September 2018.
For all safety related expenses that require installation such as security camera systems and alarms, there is a requirement pursuant to the Private Security Act 2004 for installers of these devices to be appropriately registered.
Reporting to Police / Character and behaviour of the Applicant
The Victims Support Agency (VSA) can help connect you to the most relevant agency for the type of assistance you are seeking. The Tribunal encourages you to contact the VSA on 1800 819 817, which operates 7 days per week between 8am to 11pm.