Victims Registers

Eligibility to register as a victim of crime
What information is provided in relation to a sentenced prisoner?
What information is provided in relation to an offender serving a bond or community service order?
How to register
Application forms

The Victim Service Unit in the Department for Correctional Services maintains a Victim Register.

Registered victims are entitled to information about the offender if he or she is in prison, if he or she is serving a Community Service Order or a Bond.

Once an offender has been convicted of a crime the victim(s) of that crime may wish to be provided with timely and accurate information about prisoners’ movement through the correctional system. Registration is voluntary and not automatic; therefore, to be eligible to receive information, you must first apply to register as a ‘victim of crime’ . See the Victim Registration Forms below.

Your Information is not available to prisoners, offenders or any other persons.

Eligibility to register as a victim of crime

The criteria required to register as a victim of crime is;

  • That you are a victim of a criminal offence; and
  • That the person that you wish to register against is in prison in relation to the offence/s for which you are a victim; or
  • That the person you wish to register against is under the supervision of DCS

What information is provided in relation to a sentenced prisoner?

  • The correctional institution in which the prisoner is imprisoned;
  • Details of any transfer from one correctional institution to another;
  • Details of the sentence/s of imprisonment that the prisoner is liable to serve;
  • The date on which and circumstances under which the prisoner was, is to be or is likely to be released from the correctional institution for any reason (for example, on bail, leave of absence, home detention, parole); and
  • Details of any escape from custody by the prisoner.

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What information is provided in relation to an offender serving a bond or community service order?

If the offender was ordered to undertake community service – whether the offender completed the community service; and
If the offender was subject to a bond – whether the conditions of the bond were complied with.

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How to register

If you wish to be updated on the offenders’ movements in the corrections system you will need to complete the appropriate form below and send it in to the Victims Register. It will assist your application to include any supporting documents – for example affidavits or restraining orders.

When the VSU staff receives your application, your details will be checked with South Australian Police records to confirm that you are the victim of the offence/s. The VSU staff will also advise the Parole Board of South Australia of your registration.

Once your registration is confirmed, the VSU staff will write to you confirming your registration. If they are unable to register you they will write to you to explain the reasons why you cannot be registered.

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Application forms

Victim Registration Form – link to www.corrections.sa.gov.au/
Victim Registration Form (Bonds and Orders) – link to www.corrections.sa.gov.au/

Mail your Application to:

Victims Register
Department for Correctional Services
GPO Box 1747
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone: (08) 8226 9067 or (08) 8226 9704

For more information:
Sections 85 C and D of the Correctional Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1996.
http://www.corrections.sa.gov.au/victims-info

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