Support for Victorian victims of the Hunter Valley bus crash

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 at 5:04 am

Immediate support available

Support is available to assist Victorians affected by the Hunter Valley bus crash that occurred on 11 June 2023. The range of support available includes:

  • financial support payments for bereaved family members, primary victims and related victims to assist with costs arising from the event
  • access to immediate counselling support
  • other practical and criminal justice support.

The Victorian Government is also working with Manningham City Council to provide support to Warrandyte Cricket Club and its extended community.

Get support now

To enquire about and access support, please contact the Victims of Crime Helpline 1800 819 817 or text 0427 767 891 (available between 8am - 11pm daily).

The Victims of Crime Helpline can provide:

  • information about the supports available to you
  • information about access to financial support
  • information to access immediate counselling through Grief Australia
  • referral to access the Victims Assistance Program (VAP), which provides local, flexible case management support to meet your practical, emotional and psychological needs, and help you navigate the victim and criminal justice systems.

Further support available

If you are experiencing grief and loss, you can also contact Griefline for free telephone support on 1300 845 745 (8am - 8pm Monday to Friday) or visit Griefline.

Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636 for telephone support, information and resources.

Young people aged between five and 25 can phone Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 (24 hours a day).

If you are experiencing crisis, call Lifeline on 131 11 14 or text 0477 131 114.