March 2019 Christchurch attacks claims

Forms to claim the Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment for the March 2019 Christchurch attacks.

Primary victim

The Australian residency criteria that normally applies to primary victims is not a requirement for the March 2019 Christchurch attacks. Primary victims can be an Australian citizen in Christchurch, New Zealand on the day the terrorist act occurred.

A claim by a primary victim must be submitted within 2 years of the day the declaration is made by the Prime Minister.

Secondary victim

A claim by a secondary victim must be submitted within 12 months of the death of the close family member. The close family member must have died as a direct result of, and within 2 years of the declared terrorist act.

Health Professional or Allied Health Professional report

Page last updated: 28 November 2019