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Objections to an order for restitution must be made using a Victims Service form.
You have 28 days to respond to an order for restitution, even if you are in prison.
You will need one form:
The form is included in the order for restitution pack you received from Victims Services.
If you don’t have a copy of the form, you should contact Victims Services on 1800 633 063.
You must include the following information in the Objection to an order for restitution form:
You will need to tick the box stating that you object to an order for restitution being made.
You will need to sign the bottom of the form in front of a witness. A witness can be anyone over the age of 18 years old.
The witness will also need to write their full name, sign and date the form.
Instructions: Instructions for completing an Objection to an order for restitution
Sample: Objection to an order for restitution
Think about the reasons for your objection and decide what supporting documents you want to provide. This may include:
You will need to prepare a letter explaining the grounds (reasons) why you are applying for an objection.
In your letter, you should include:
Sample: Letter stating reasons for objection
After you have written your letter, attach a copy of any supporting documents to the letter.
Don’t send original documents. You should send photocopies only.
You must post your completed Objection to an order for restitution, letter stating reasons for objection and any supporting documents to:
Parramatta NSW 2124
Keep a copy of your documents before you send it.
Victims Services must make a determination (decision) within 90 days based on the information you have provided.
Victims Services will send you a letter explaining if they:
If Victims Services accepts your objection, you will need to pay the full amount within the due date. If you don’t pay, Victims Services can confirm the amount and transfer the debt to Revenue NSW for enforcement.
If you don’t receive a response within 90 days, or you are unhappy with the decision, you can apply for a review at the NSW Civil Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
Step by step guide: Applying for a review at NCAT