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Time limits for applying for orders

Applications for a compensation orders after injury must be made within 12 months of the date that the offender is found guilty or convicted of the offence.

Applications for a compensation orders after injury must be made within 12 months of the date that the offender is found guilty or convicted of the offence. However, the court may grant an extension of time if it is in the interests of justice to do so.

If the person is applying for a compensation order for property loss or for restitution, they must apply as soon as practicable after the offender is found guilty or convicted.

See ss. 85C, 84(5), 86(5)(a)—Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic).

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