Primary victim

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

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