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Securing Your Safety: Financial Assistance for Victims

Domestic violence is a serious problem in Australia, affecting not only women but also men and children. In fact, one in three Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15, and one in five has experienced sexual violence. The impact of domestic violence can be severe and long-lasting, leading to physical and emotional harm, financial difficulties, and social isolation.

In response to this problem, the Australian government has implemented various initiatives aimed at preventing and responding to domestic violence. One such initiative is the provision of financial assistance to victims of crime, including those who have experienced domestic violence. This assistance can help to cover the costs of safety-related expenses, such as the installation or upgrade of security systems, which can provide much-needed protection and peace of mind.


At Metwide, we understand that being a victim of crime can be a traumatic experience. We are committed to providing victims of crime with the support they need to feel safe and secure in their homes. Primary victims of crime may be eligible for state-funded financial compensation, which can help to cover the cost of expenses such as counselling and medical fees. Additionally, victims of crime are eligible to receive funding to cover safety-related expenses, including the installation or upgrade of security systems.


To apply for financial assistance, it is important that you have been mentally or physically impacted by a crime, and that the crime was reported to police within a reasonable timeframe. The crime must have occurred within the last two years, with some exceptions. If you have been a victim of crime, installing or upgrading to a new security system may help to ensure that you feel safe and secure in your home.

Free Home Security Assessments:

At Metwide, your safety and comfort are our top priority. We have worked with a number of crime victims and have built an understanding of how to best approach security installation for such circumstances. We offer free home security assessments to help determine which security system would be most appropriate for your home and personal circumstances. Our installers are all licensed and police-checked, ensuring that you can trust the security professionals working in your home.

Payment Processing:

It is important to note that when lodging a claim to a victims’ assistance tribunal, it can take up to six weeks for payment to be approved. Payments can be made upfront by the victim and later claimed using a receipt, invoice, or quote substantiating safety-related expenses. However, if urgent financial assistance is required, funds can be made available over a shorter timeframe through an interim assistance package through your relevant state body.


If you have been a victim of crime, financial assistance may be available to help you cover the costs of safety-related expenses, including security system installation or upgrade. At Metwide, we are committed to providing you with the support you need to feel safe and secure in your home. Contact us today to schedule a free home security assessment and learn more about how we can help you with your security needs.

Features & Benefits

External installation of CCTV surveillance systems can effectively deter potential intruders and enhance your home's security.
CCTV footage can also be used as evidence for breaking an intervention order, giving you legal protection and peace of mind.
If you fear for your safety when returning home, CCTV systems can be used to remotely view your property and ensure everything is safe and secure.
Night vision technology allows CCTV cameras to capture clear footage in low-light or dark conditions, ensuring round-the-clock surveillance.
Smart security and alarm systems equipped with perimeter protection can create a 'ring of protection' around your home, keeping you safe and secure while you move around freely.
With a touch screen or app, you can easily control your security system and view real-time footage from anywhere in the world, giving you complete control and peace of mind.
Receive notifications and alerts about activity when you are away from home, giving you an extra layer of security and keeping you informed.
Create event-triggered automations by configuring your security system to send notifications or record footage when specific events occur, allowing you to respond proactively to potential threats.

If you have been a victim of crime, it is important to know that you may be eligible for financial compensation. To learn more about how to apply for compensation in your state, please refer to the following links:

VICTORIA - Victims of Crime Assistance - VOCAT can be contacted on 1800 882 752.

NEW SOUTH WALES - Victims of Crime Assistance - can be contacted on 1800 633 063.

QUEENSLAND - Victims of Crime Assistance - Victims Services can be contacted on 1300 546 587.

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