Charter of Victims' Rights

The Charter of Victims’ Rights establishes principles about how the justice system treats victims and sets out other matters about victims’ rights.

The Crime Victims Advisory Committee reviewed the previous Charter in 2017, including public consultations. In 2018, the Department of the Attorney‑General and Justice conducted further consultations and the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles, issued a new Charter in 2019.

The new Charter identifies victims’ rights within the justice system and sets out how government agencies must provide services to victims.

Northern Territory Charter of Victims’ Rights - August 2019 PDF (235.9 KB)

For further information contact the Crime Victims Services Unit:

Phone: 1800 460 363 (Northern Territory) or (08) 8924 4080 (Interstate)


If you believe a government department or agency has not observed the principles in the Charter, contact the relevant department or agency to lodge a complaint.

If you are not satisfied with the response, you can seek help from the Ombudsman NT:

Phone: (08) 8999 1818


Last updated: 21 August 2019

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