The Tribunal may award financial assistance for safety-related expenses actually and reasonably incurred, or reasonably likely to be incurred in the future, by a primary victim as a direct result of a violent crime.
Reasonable safety-related expenses generally include expenses such as relocation costs, security expenses, or window and lock repairs which relate to the immediate safety of an applicant.
How to apply for safety-related expenses
Applicants seeking financial assistance for safety-related expenses will need to lodge an Application Online or file an Application for Assistance with the Tribunal. Information on how to lodge an Application for Assistance is contained under How to Apply.
Documentation required in support of a claim for safety-related expenses
Applications for financial assistance for safety-related expenses should be supported by invoices/receipts for the expense (if the expense has already been incurred), or by quotes (if the expense has not yet been incurred).
Urgent financial assistance for safety-related expenses
Applicants requiring urgent financial assistance for safety-related expenses pending the final determination of their application for assistance are encouraged to apply to the Tribunal for an interim award of financial assistance.
Applications for interim financial assistance must be made in writing, setting out the reason for the request, and can be considered at any time prior to the final determination of an applicant’s application for assistance.
Applicants who are attending the Magistrates’ Court for the purposes of obtaining an interim intervention order under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 may be eligible to apply to the Tribunal for an interim award of financial assistance for safety-related expenses. Applicants should speak to a registrar at the Magistrates’ Court or their legal representative if this situation applies to them. In order for an interim application to be considered, an Application for Assistance must first be lodged with the Tribunal.