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Victim notification register
Victim notification gives victims of serious crime, who are registered on the victim notification register, a way to stay informed about the person who offended against them.
Under the Victims' Rights Act 2002 you may be eligible to receive notifications if:
- you have been a victim of a sexual offence or a serious assault
- the offence resulted in serious injury to a person, in the death of a person or in a person becoming incapable; or
- you have been the victim of an offence of another kind, and that has led to you having ongoing fears, on reasonable grounds, for your physical safety or security, or for the physical safety or security of one or more members of your immediate family
Note: A parent or legal guardian of a child or young person under the age of 17 who has been the victim of an offence, are also deemed to be a victim under the Act.
Once a victim has applied, police determine a victim's eligibility under the Victims' Rights Act to be on the victim notification register.Learn more about Process
How to apply
A victim can apply to be on the register at any stage after an offender has been charged.Learn more about How to apply
Information victims can receive
There are certain times when registered victims receive information from Corrections.Learn more about Information victims can receive
Use our online form if you have an issue with any aspect of our work.Learn more about Complaint resolution