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 offers a range of options including a financial payment, and access to counselling support services.
Our support team is available to guide you through the application process and discuss any information that may be required.
The scheme is administered by the Department of Justice and Community Safety and is independent of the Country Fire Authority.
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 7 km 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.
There are 3 ways to apply to the scheme. You can:
- complete your application online
- download the application form
- contact us to have a paper form sent to you.
Complete your application online
You only need to create an account once. Once you have created an account, click 'access' your account to access your application.
Download the form
As an alternative to the online portal, you can download the application form below:
If you wish to choose a nominee
You can nominate a trusted person to act on your behalf and help you with your application to the scheme. Download the nominee form below:
Submit a paper application
Please send the completed form to:
Fiskville Redress Scheme
Department of Justice and Community Safety
PO Box 18217
Collins Street East VIC 8003
Application on behalf of a deceased person
If you are making an application to the scheme on behalf of a deceased person, you can do so through the online portal. Alternatively, you can download the form here:
Your next steps
Once you have submitted your application, we will send you an email confirming your application has been registered with the scheme.
Our support team will be in contact with you and provide information about your next steps. The support team will guide you through the application process and discuss any supporting information that maybe required for your application.
We appreciate your patience and will do our best to respond to your application as soon as possible.
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 whilst it was operational. 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.
Confidential crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Professional mental health counselling and suicide prevention.
Counselling for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.
- - Cancer Nurse
Confidential support for anyone affected by cancer who has a question – those diagnosed as well as their family, friends, and carers.
Emergency services (police, fire and ambulance).
Reviewed 22 June 2023