The Commissioner for Victims’ Rights is an independent statutory officer appointed by the Governor to help victims of crime.

The Commissioner and our office can:

  • provide information, advice and support to victims of crime
  • help to deal with the physical, emotional and financial impact of crime
  • help victims in their dealings with prosecution authorities and government agencies.

The Commissioner also monitors and reviews laws and court practices on victims.

What the Commissioner can’t do

The Commissioner can’t:

  • change a decision made by a judge, magistrate or tribunal member
  • investigate a complaint that is already being investigated by another organisation
  • investigate a complaint not covered by the Victims of Crime Act 2001.