About Us

We are a statewide, independent not-for-profit organisation in South Australia that has been providing support to people affected by crime and family/domestic abuse since 1979. Our specialist teams provide practical and therapeutic support to help people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

Our services are free and available to any adult in South Australia, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happended.

With almost 40 years' experience, we know the impact crime has on people's lives and what it takes to help them get their lives back on track. We're proud to service victims and witnesses in South Australia by campaigning for their rights and helping to improve their experiences of the criminal justice system. 

We offer people who have been affected by crime:


  • Safety assessments and home security upgrades
  • Legal advice and representation regarding Intervention Orders
  • Advice and representation in tenancy matters arising from family/domestic abuse


  • Information and referrals through our Helpdesk on 1800 VICTIM (842846)
  • Supportive and therapeutic counselling
  • Face-to-face, telephone and outreach services
  • Support for co-victims of homicide
  • Support services for the national Redress Scheme
  • Factsheets and brochures
  • Resource Centre


  • Support to navigate the criminal justice system, including Court Companions
  • Information and assistance with Victims of Crime Compensation
  • An amplified voice through our research, advocacy, media and training
  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements

Our Purpose

To provide integrated safety, counselling and justice support services to people impacted by crime and abuse in South Australia.

Our Constitution

View the VSS Constitution


Our Values

The demanding nature of our work requires a collaborative approach where we respect the unique skills and insights that everyone brings to the challenges we face.

We recognise the impact of trauma and support our clients through safe, integrated and accessible services throughout their journey towards recovery and justice. 

We work alongside victims of crime to effect positive change at an individual and systemic level. 

Our Annual Report

Read our latest Annual Report. 

Our Newsroom

Get the latest news about the work we do to help victims of crime in South Australia.

1800 VICTIM (1800 842 846)

1800 842 846

Port Lincoln (Lower Eyre), Whyalla (Upper Eyre), Port Augusta (Far North), Port Pirie (Yorke & Mid North), Berri (Riverland), Murray Bridge (Murraylands), Mount Gambier (Limestone Coast)