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VSA AGM 2015

The 2015 VSA AGM will be held on Wednesday, 8th July in Maylands WA from 2:30-5:00pm.

Notice of AGM          Draft Agenda          Membership form          Nomination form          Proxy form

The Executive Committee Report and Jurisdictional Update are available in the Members area.



Victimology 2015 is now open for registration and abstract submission!


Keynote Speakers have been announced! See the list of speakers here.

See the Call for Abstracts here or download the brochure (PDF, 788Kb).

Visit the conference website for more information and links.




National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery

The VSA actively participates in the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery Senior Officials Meetings. In December 2014 the Minister for Justice launched the National Action Plan to combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-2019 and the Forced Marriage Community Pack. The documents are available at and respectively.


VSA Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (June 2014)

Please refer to - VSA  Submission to Royal Commission on redress schemes June 2014.pdf


15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology

The World Society of Victimology (WSV) is partnering with Victim Support Australia and angelhands Inc to host the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on 5-9 July 2015. The theme of the Symposium is Victimisation, justice and healing: challenging orthodoxies. The Symposium will provide an opportunity to hear from International and Australian academics and practitioners of current research and emerging issues in victimology and showcase the work of Australian practitioners with victims of crime to their International colleagues.
More information can be found on the Symposium website


The National Framework of Rights and Services to Victims of Crime 2013-2016

The National Framework of Rights and Services to Victims of Crime (PDF 425KB) has been developed by the Standing Council on Law and Justice. It sets out actions, strategies and outcomes for a national approach to victims of crime.


Royal Commission in child sexual abuse

On 12 November 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a nationwide Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions. The Prime Minister has stated that she hopes the Terms of Reference will be developed and the appointment of a Royal Commissioner or Commissioners will be announced by the end of the year.

More information is available from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you would like your details passed onto the Royal Commission, leave your email or postal address by phone on 1800 099 340 or by email to

If you have been affected or would like information, referrals and support about sexual abuse please contact the relevant helpline on the left hand side of this page.


News Archive


“The Association exists to advance the interests of people victimised by crime and encourage the development of support services throughout Australia, whilst striving towards a crime free society.”


  1. Encourage and assist development of consistent, high quality, equitable and accessible support services for people victimised by crime throughout Australia.
  2. Promote fair and equal recognition of the rights and interests of people victimised by crime.
  3. Promote legislative and other reforms throughout the criminal justice system that reflect the rights and interests of people victimised by crime.
  4. Promote initiatives by individuals, communities and other agencies to improve responses to people victimised by crime.
  5. Consult with and foster co-operation between victim support services throughout Australia.
  6. Promote education and awareness; undertake, facilitate and encourage debate and research of issues that impact upon people victimised by crime.


  1. Act as the peak body for member crime victim services in Australia.
  2. Encourage and promote consistent and high quality standards in the delivery of services to crime victims throughout Australia.
  3. Provide opportunities for the exchange of experience, information and resources between victim service organisations in Australia.
  4. Make representations on behalf of victim support services to government regarding legislative policy and services involving victims of crime.
  5. Provide information and advice to individuals and groups planning to organise support services for victims of crime throughout Australia where such services do not exist.
  6. Publish and distribute reports, leaflets and other literature relating to the support services required by victims of crime at a national and international level.
  7. Promote public education, research and good support practice aimed at increasing the awareness of and advancing knowledge about the issues and effects of crime on the victim, their families and the community.
  8. Organise conferences on issues relating to victims of crime for members and other interested parties and to liaise with organisations, professions and interest groups whose contribution could be beneficial to victims of crime.


VSA Newsletter - July 2012 (PDF file, 403Kb)