Paying an order for restitution in full
If you want to pay an order for restitution, you can:
You have 28 days to respond to an order for restitution, even if you are in prison.
You can’t pay by instalments.
Ask for extra time to pay
In some cases, Victims Services may extend the 28 day time limit if you are able to show that you can pay the full amount. For example, if you have applied to your superannuation fund for an early release of your superannuation to pay your debt, you can ask Victims Services to allow some extra time until you are paid.
If you want to ask for more time to pay and discuss your situation you can call Victims Services on 1800 633 063.
Pay by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
If you want to pay the full amount by EFT, you can make a payment to:
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
BSB: 032-001 Account No:201716
Name of Account: DCJ Operating 1
Payment Description: D0 [write your debt reference number here]
You should keep a receipt of your payment for your own records.
Pay by cheque
If you want to pay the full amount by cheque, you will need to make a cheque payable to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.
Make sure you include a cover letter with your full name and debt number.
You must send the letter and cheque to:
Commissioner of Victims Rights
Locked Bag 5118
Parramatta NSW 2124
You should keep a copy of the letter and cheque for your own records.
Sample: Letter to Victims Services enclosing cheque