Protect Victoria will be holding a rally this Sunday at The Grange Village Park in Caroline Springs. The group, formed earlier this year following the Bourke Street car attack, now has more than 30,000 Facebook members and is anticipating over 1000 people to attend the rally. Protect Victoria pushes for harsher penalties for serious violent…Details
VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION
Victims of Crime in Victoria Australia receive Government funded financial compensation to assist with recovery.
Financial assistance to a primary victim of crime in Victoria can be up to $70,000*.
For help complete Online Enquiry Form
HELPLINE: 1800 000 055
Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is a private entity providing referal services to experienced solicitors & psychologists specializing in crime compensation. VOCCS helps facilitate state government funded entitlements to victims of crime & has been doing so for over 15 years & has successfully assisted in over 10,000 crime compensation applications in Melbourne Victoria & Australia.
* The maximum total financial assistance awarded by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, VOCAT, in Victoria is $60,000 to a primary victim & $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded is up to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims in respect of one death is $100,000.00.
CRIME COMPENSATION: FREECALL 1800 000 055
VICTIMS OF CRIME – ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY:
Victims of Crime in Melbourne & Victoria may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation Assistance if:
- You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a violent crime.
- You have suffered either a physical or a psychological injury.
- The crime was reported to the police and you made a police statement.
- The crime was committed in the last two years in Victoria, Australia**.
- You are related to a victim of crime.
Crime that has impacted victims may include physical assault, domestic violence, family violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, manslaughter, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying, conduct endangering life or any other violent crime committed against a person. Matters such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence may in certain circumstances have occurred beyond two years.**
The offender does not need to be apprehended or charged or convicted in order for crime victims to apply for Compensation. Applications for Crime Compensation can also be made over the phone or by post if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services refers to solicitors and other service providers in Victoria & other states experienced in working with victims to guide them through the legal process in order to ensure they access all their crime compensation entitlements. Supporting victims to financially and emotionally recover from the effects of violent crime in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
On the 10-11-17 between 10.30am and 11.00amva twenty-one-year-old male offender proceeded to assault seven victims at the Hub Arcade on Lonsdale Street in Dandenong. One of the victims was a seventy-six-year-old woman who was struck to the head causing her to lose consciousness. The offender was charged with affray and remanded at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court…Details
On the 12-11-17 at around 11.00pm three male offenders smashed through the front door of a home on Lawson Street in Hampton and once inside were confronted by the sixty-five-year-old male homeowner. The three offenders proceeded to assault the victim before running away along Smith Street. The elderly male victim sustained head injuries and was…Details
On the 05-11-17 at around 4.10pm a fifty-one-year-old woman was walking along the Gardiners Creek Trail in Burwood when she passed an unknown man walking in the opposite direction. The male then from behind forced her to the ground while punching and scratching at her face. Two bystanders who witnessed the attack came the victim’s…Details
On the 02-11-17 at around 7.40 pm a twenty-year-old Pascoe Vale man met with two men on Gellibrand Street in Kew whom he had spoken with via a classifieds website . The three then sat inside a motor vehicle before one of the offenders produced a machete slashing the victim to his neck. The two…Details
On the 02-11-17 at around 2.30pm a twenty-year-old female was approached by three men while walking her dog along Guthridge Parade in Sale. One of the men made a remark to the woman in relation to her T-shirt, which contained the slogan “Born fabulous, not straight” before punching her to the face and all three…Details
ONE crime victim every week is complaining about the long wait for desperately needed financial help to recover from their ordeal. Some victims of crime are waiting up to two years to be compensated, it has been revealed. Victims of Crime Commissioner Greg Davies said his office received a complaint every week from a victim…Details
On the 19-10-17 at around 7.00 pm a seventeen-year-old male was walking along Maramba Drive, near the intersection of Deanswood Way, in Narre Warren when he was approached by three males, one wearing a mask, who proceeded to physically assault him, punching and kicking him to the ground. The offenders demanded that the victim hand…Details
On the 16-10-17 at around 2.15 am a thirty-four-year-old male resident of a home on Cooke Road in Mitcham went outside to investigate noises. Once outside the victim was soon confronted by four male offenders who pursued him down the street before assaulting and repeatedly stabbing him to his legs. The assailants then fled and…Details
On the 09-10-17 just before 8.00 pm a twenty-five-year-old man was walking back towards his Toyota Hiace van in Rye when he was approached by a male offender armed with a knife. The offender stole the victim’s van and drove off with it. It is believed that the same offender only minutes earlier had attempted…Details
On the 08-10-17 at around 10.20 pm an armed unknown male offender forced his way into a home on Lowndes Street in Kennington. The offender was soon confronted by two residents, as well as by two guests, resulting in a scuffle during which one of the residents was injured. The offender then fled. The offender…Details
On the 01-10-17 at around 1.00 am two elderly residents, aged 77 and 81 years, residing at a property on Seventh Street in Mildura went outside to investigate noises. The elderly couple were then set-up and assaulted by two men, aged 18 and 20 years, who were later charged by police with Intentional Cause Serious…Details
On the 16-09-17 at around 9.30 pm a man left university and was walking through Lincoln Square Park in Carlton when he was set upon and robbed by three teenage males, aged 14 – 15 years. The 15-year-old offender has been charged and bailed to appear at a children’s court. The two other 14 year-old…Details
On the 09-09-17 at around 2.15 am a twenty-nine-year-old male offender stabbed to death another male during a fight that took place at a restaurant on Gourlay Street in Caroline Springs. The victim was stabbed and passed away from his injuries. The offender has been charged with murder, affray and aggravated burglary and remanded to…Details
On the 07-09-17 at around 4.30 pm a female aged in her thirties was walking home along Heatherton Road in Springvale when she was approached from behind by an unknown male offender who produced a knife and demanded her handbag and cash. The victim handed over a small amount of cash and the offender then…Details
On the 05-09-17 at around 12.40 am three men armed with a hand gun and other weapons forced entry into a home on Mount View Road in Thomastown and assaulted one of the residents and stole cash and personal property before fleeing. Later that same day the same three male offenders forced entry into a home on…Details
On the 01-09-17 at around 9.30 pm two males armed with a handgun and carrying a pink shopping bag entered a Milk Bar on Balaka Place in Bundoora. The armed offenders threatened staff but were challenged by a shop assistant armed with a broom before they fled on foot empty handed. The offenders were last…Details
On the 20-08-17 at around 10.00 pm the occupants of a Dandenong North home heard a bedroom window smash. The forty-five-year-old male occupant then opened the front door to investigate when he was confronted by three males and a female, all perceived to be of African appearance, and all wearing hooded tops and face coverings…Details
On the 24-08-17 at around 10.20 am three teenagers gained entry into an apartment on Scott Street in Dandenong and threatened the four occupants before stealing household items. Police have since arrested a sixteen-year-old male from Cranbourne West, a seventeen-year-old male from Lyndhurst and a sixteen-year-old male from Cranbourne. Victims of crime for assistance &…Details
On Saturday the 19th August 2017 at around 5.30 pm two armed offenders, one wearing a head covering similar to a niqab or burqa, entered a fast-food outlet on Main Street in Croydon with the intent to steal. The two offenders are also believed to be responsible for three other recent armed robberies – a…Details