Support for victims of crime - Bourke Street tragedy

Victims Assistance Program8

Published March 07 2017

Following the tragic Bourke Street incident on 20 January 2017, there is free support available for victims and witnesses of this crime, and their families.

The Victims of Crime helpline

Call 1800 819 817. Open 8am–11pm every day.

Victims Assistance Program

The Victims Assistance Program can help you:

  • manage your day to day needs
  • talk with police and make a statement
  • organise counselling, transport and medical services
  • get ready for court
  • prepare a victim impact statement
  • understand the criminal justice system

The service is free and confidential. You do not need a referral.

Call 1300 362 739 or email

Victims of crime support page

Visit the support page.

Download the fact sheet.