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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.

Your privacy will always be protected in line with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic)External Link

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

Please create an accountExternal Link (for first time users) on the online portal.

Access your accountExternal Link (returning users)

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:

You can submit your nominee form through your account in the online portal or return your completed form or forms by email to,

Submit a paper application

If you would prefer a paper application form, our support team can post one to you. Please call the scheme on 1300 315 198 to request this.

Please send the completed form to:

Fiskville Redress Scheme
Department of Justice and Community Safety
PO Box 18217
Collins Street East VIC 8003

Or email to,

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:

Please contact us if you have any questions about applying to the scheme on behalf of a deceased person.

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.

Crisis support

If you need crisis support now, you can contact the following organisations at any time. They offer services such as phone and online counselling.

Reviewed 22 June 2023

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