Road trauma support

There are a number of organisations that offer help to victims of road trauma and their families.

  • South Australian Police - the first point of contact for reporting a crime or emergency. Victim contact officer are also available to provide support, advice and information to victims of crime.
  • Victims of Crime SA - the commissioner helps victims in their dealings with the criminal justice system and public agencies.
  • Road Trauma Support Team - free counselling and support for people who have been affected by road trauma
  • Lifetime Support Authority - funds necessary and reasonable treatment, care and support for people who sustain serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident on South Australian roads.
  • Anglicare SA Loss and Grief Service - provides individual or family counselling, information and resources, referrals, support groups, individual counselling and other programs for children.
  • Solace - one-to-one support for older people whose loss is recent, new members and those who are dealing with special anniversaries.
  • Compassionate Friends - offers support in the grief and trauma which follows the death of a child at any age and from any cause.
  • Lifeline - a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • CTP insurance providers - each insurer has an experience claims consultant who can help you claim compensation if your loved one has died in a road crash.
  • CTP regulator - The CTP Regulator can help you if a loved one has died in a road crash
  • Legal services Legal Services Commission - the Legal Services Commission (also known as ‘legal aid’) provides advice and access to legal services for those who cannot afford to pay for private legal representation.
  • Law Society - legal referral service - The Law Society of South Australia can connect you with a range of South Australian lawyers and law firms able to provide legal advice and assistance.
  • Aboriginal Legal Rights Movements - provides free legal information, advice and representation to Aboriginal people – for victims of crime they can also provide support around victims’ compensation.

Support for children and young people

  • Kids Helpline - a free 24-hour counselling service for Australian children and young people aged 5-25 years.

Related information

Information for people affect by road trauma - Victims of Crime South Australia

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