A primary victim is a person who was harmed as a direct result of a declared terrorist act.
The following factors are taken into account when determining a primary victim claim:
- the nature of the injury or disease suffered as a direct result of the terrorist act
- the impact of the injury or disease on the person’s life
- whether the person failed to take reasonable steps to avoid harm or acted recklessly when the terrorist act occurred
- whether there was travel advice on an Australian government website advising against travelling to the foreign country, region or place where the terrorist act occurred
- whether the person was directed by an official of Australia or a foreign country to leave or not go to the place where the terrorist act occurred
- whether the person was in the place where the terrorist act occurred:
- for a humanitarian purpose
- on official business for the government of the Commonwealth, a state or territory
- whether the person has received financial assistance from a foreign country.
Page last updated: 29 May 2019