About the scheme
The Victorian Government established the Fiskville Redress Scheme to acknowledge past harm and support people impacted by activities at the former Fiskville Training College site between 1971 and 2015.
The scheme will offer a range of options including a financial payment, and access to mental health counselling and medical health support.
You can contact our support team for a confidential discussion or assistance with your application:
- 1300 315 198 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays)
The scheme is administered by the Department of Justice and Community Safety and is independent of the Country Fire Authority.
Your privacy will always be protected in line with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014
Apply to the scheme
The scheme is providing support for people who had prolonged exposure to toxic substances at the former Fiskville Training College site between 1971 and 2015.
It is available to people who worked and trained at the site, long term site residents, people who lived at properties neighbouring the site (up to a 7km radius), and people who attended or worked at the Fiskville State School.
Your application should include information about your personal connection to the Fiskville site, and the nature and duration of your exposure to toxic substances.
Our support team is available to guide you through the application process and discuss any information that may be required.
Download the form
You can also nominate a trusted person to act on your behalf and help you with your application to the scheme.
If you would like a copy emailed or posted to you, please contact us.
Completing the application form
- Read the Privacy Collection Notice and confirm that you agree to the collection and use of your personal information by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.
- Provide some personal information so we can identify you as the person applying for the Fiskville Redress Scheme.
- Provide details about your connection and describe your experiences at (or in the vicinity of) the former Fiskville Training College site.
- Describe your experiences at or in the vicinity of the former Fiskville Training College site. This information will be used to assess your application for redress.
- Describe the impact of your experiences on your health and well-being. If further information is required, we will discuss with you on a case-by-case basis.
When you have drafted your application, please send it to our support team by emailing email@example.com or by posting it to:
Fiskville Redress Scheme
Department of Justice and Community Safety
PO Box 18217
Collins Street East VIC 8003
Our support team will contact you to confirm that your application has been received and discuss next steps. If further information or supporting documents are required, we will discuss this with you.
Assessment of your application
The scheme is committed to making consistent, impartial and fair assessments of every application.
Your application will be assessed based on your individual circumstances and connection to the former Fiskville Training College. It is important that you provide enough information in your application so that an assessment can be made.
All assessments and decisions are independent of the Country Fire Authority. All decisions related to redress outcomes will be made by the scheme.
If you need crisis support now, you can contact the following organisations at any time. They offer services such as phone and online counselling.
Counselling for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention.
1300 224 636
Confidential crisis support and suicide prevention services.
13 11 14
Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
1800 737 732
- Suicide Call Back
Professional mental health counselling and suicide prevention.
1300 659 467
Counselling for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.
1300 789 978
- Cancer Council - Cancer Nurse
Confidential support for anyone affected by cancer who has a question – those diagnosed as well as their family, friends, and carers.
13 11 20
Emergency services (police, fire and ambulance).
Reviewed 04 January 2023