Links to various organisations offering support, advice and assistance in times of need.
For 24 hour assistance the NSW Government provides a victim support line through its Victims of Crime Bureau. Phone (02) 8688 5400 or 1800 633 063 (Freecall 24 hours)
Bereavement Care Centre
Provides comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved.
Ph 1 300 654 556
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. TCF NSW is part of world-wide self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, siblings and grand-parents. It offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. All bereaved family members are welcome.
Ph (02) 9290 2355
“Enough is Enough” - Anti-Violence Movement
Offering assistance to victims of crime through counselling, advocacy, information services, court support, referrals, education, conferencing, behavioural management programs and critical incident debriefing.
Ph (02) 9542 4029
Homicide Victims Support Group (Aust) Inc
Homicide Victims Support Group (Aust) Inc was formed in 1993 to provide support, counselling and information for families and friends affected by homicide in NSW.
Ph (02) 8833 8400 or 1 800 191 777 (Freecall 24 hours)
Lawlink Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit
The Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (FFMPU) provides information and support for families and friends of missing persons, appropriate service providers and community members affected by missing persons issues.
Ph 1 800 227 772
Lawlink New South Wales Victims of Crime
This website provides practical information for victims of crime and service providers assisting victims about counselling and support services, police investigations and court processes, obtaining compensation, domestic violence and sexual assault and victims rights
Ph (02) 8688 5400 or 1 800 633 063 (freecall 24 hours)
Lawlink New South Wales Victims Services
Victims Services is part of the NSW Attorney General’s Department and consists of Victims Compensation Tribunal, Victims of Crime Bureau and the Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit. The services provided by Victims Services include compensation, counselling, referral to other agencies, assistance with Victim Impact Statements, ensuring agencies comply with the Charter of Victims Rights and the provision of a 24 hour victim support line.
Ph (02) 8688 5511 or 1 800 069 054 (outside Sydney metro area)
Lifeline provide 24-hour telephone counselling on one national number - 13 11 14 - for the cost of local call. This service is available to anyone, anywhere in Australia, at any time day or night. Help is available and no one has to face their problems alone.
Ph 13 11 14
NALAG National Association for Loss and Grief
NALAG (NSW) Incorporated was founded in 1977 after the Granville train disaster. Its main aim is to encourage and promote professional and community education in loss and grief. Since then it has been involved with the establishment of many of the loss and grief support groups throughout Australia.
Ph (02) 9988 3376
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW - Services for Witnesses and Victims of Crime
The Witness Assistance Service (WAS) is a part of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and is staffed by professionally qualified workers. WAS provides a range of services to meet the needs of victims of crime and witnesses appearing in court matters prosecuted by the DPP. The Service aims to reduce the trauma to crime victims.
Ph (02) 9285 8606
St Vincent de Paul Society Australia
The St Vincent de Paul Society was established in NSW in 1881 and is one of the largest charitable organisations operating within the state today. In NSW and the ACT, over 19,000 members and volunteers visit almost 220,000 people in their homes each year, bringing comfort, dignity and hope to men, women, children and families in need.
Ph (02) 9560 8666
Victims of Crime Assistance League Inc NSW
The Victims of Crime Assistance League Inc NSW (VOCAL) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Newcastle in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. VOCAL is generalist support service for people who have suffered as a result of violent crime and similar tragedy. The victims, their families, their friends, and the broader community. Any victim, any crime, any stage.
Ph (02) 4961 4755
Victims Support Australasia Inc
This website aims to give you simple but comprehensive information about crime, its impact and sources of support and advice.
Ph 1 800 633 063