VICTIMS OF CRIME: COMPENSATION & COUNSELLING

Victims of Crime get Victorian Government funded financial compensation, counselling & other services to assist with your financial & emotional recovery.

Compensation to a primary victim of crime can be up to $70,000 and to a secondary victim of crime $60,000 and up to $100,000 in death matters*.

Call 1800 000 055 or complete Online Enquiry Form

 

Online Enquiry Form

 

Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services (VOCCS) provides free professional services delivered by our experienced solicitors, psychologists & others. VOCCS facilitates state government funded entitlements to victims of crime has been doing so for over fifteen years & has 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. Working with the Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) to assist victims of crime.

CRIME COMPENSATION: HELPLINE 1800 000 055

VICTIMS OF CRIME – COMPENSATION ELIGIBILITY:

Victims of Crime in Melbourne & Victoria may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation services if:

  • You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a 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 in order to apply for Crime Compensation. Crime Compensation Applications can also be made over the phone if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Service refers to solicitors and service providers in Victoria & South Australia experienced in supporting victims of crime to access their crime compensation entitlements. Supporting Victorian victims of crime.

Stabbing – Williamstown

On Saturday the 26-07-14 at around 4.00 am a twenty-one-year-old man from Yarraville and a twenty-five-year-old man from Altona North man were both stabbed inside a Nelson Place apartment in Williamstown. The victims were both treated at the Williamstown Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police from…

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Child Abduction – Federation Square

On Sunday the 13-07-14 at around 11.00 am an eighteen-year-old female approached a three-year-old child in Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD before picking her up and walking away. The toddler’s family immediately chased down the woman and retrieved their child. Melbourne SOCIT detectives have since charged the eighteen-year-old with child stealing offences and remanded her to…

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Assault – Footscray Railway Station

On Tuesday the 01-07-14 at around 5.30 pm a twenty-one-year-old male from Melton was assaulted at Footscray Railway Station. Other commuters came to the aid of the victim and the assailant fled. The victim suffered serious injuries and was treated at the Western General Hospital. Transit CIU police are appealing for the witnesses to come forward. Victims…

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