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Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is not affiliated with or a division of Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). VOCCS is a private entity facilitating best practice professional services to victims of crime in Victoria & Australia.


Victims of Crime receive government funded compensation, counselling and other services to aid in your 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*.

For assistance call 1800 000 055 or complete the  Online Enquiry Form

Online Enquiry Form

Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) provides referral services to experienced solicitors, psychologists & others. VOCCS has been operating for over fifteen years and specializes exclusively in facilitating free state government funded entitlements to victims of crime and has assisted in over 8500 crime compensation applications.  

*  The maximum total financial assistance awarded by VOCAT, the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, is $60,000 to a primary victim and $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded ranges from $130.00 to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims, in respect of one death, is $100,000.00.


Victims of Crime Compensation Eligibility:

Victims of Crime in Victoria and Australia 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, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying or any other violent crime. 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. VOCCS supports links with Supportlink.


Shooting – Melbourne CBD

On Sunday the 13th April 2014 at around 3.00 am it is believed that the male bumped into a motor vehicle as it was travelling through the intersection of Elizabeth and Latrobe Streets in the Melbourne CBD. It is alleged that the driver then got out of his motor vehicle and confronted a group of […]

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Armed Robbery – Frankston

On Tuesday the 09-04-14 at around 9.50 pm a male offender entered the service station on Nepean Highway in Frankston carrying a knife. The shop assist quickly fled inside a secure room while the offender stole cash and then fled north along the Nepean Highway. The offender was described as being Caucasian, aged in his […]

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Aggravated Robbery – Westgarth

On the 01-04-14 at around 8.40 pm an elderly man was walking his dog along Westgarth Street when he was approached by two male offenders who stole his wallet and a bottle of brandy he had just purchased. The first offender was described as being of southern European in appearance and aged in his mid […]

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Carjacking – Cheltenham

On the 04-03-14 two men threatened another male with pepper spray in an attempt to steal his motor vehicle. The victim, a bus driver, had finished his shift when he was walking towards his motor vehicle at around 6.20 pm when he was approached by the offenders. The offenders told the bus driver to take […]

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Armed Robberies – Ascot Vale

On the 21-03-14 at around 4.00 am a male offender entered a 24-hour convenience store on Mt Alexander Road in Ascot Vale and threatened staff with a firearm demanding money and cigarettes. On the 01-04-14 at around 3.15 pm a male offender entered the same convenience store and again threatened the shop assistant with a […]

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Murder – Heidelberg West

On the 02-04-14 at around 7.00 am a forty-seven-year-old male was shot dead to his upper torso during his morning walk some one hundred meters from his home. A passing truck driver discovered the body and unsuccessfully tried to revive him. Police described the murder as a ‘brazen, high-risk crime in the middle of a […]

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Murder – Doveton

On the 02-04-14 at around 7.00 am the body of a young female aged in her late teens to mid twenties was discovered by a worker on Lace Street in Doveton. Police indicated that the victim had sustained traumatic head and facial injuries believed to have been caused at the scene and described the assault […]

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Armed Robbery – Corio

On the 1st April 2014 at around 7.45 pm a man entered the Milk Bar on Goldsworthy Road in Corio armed with a firearm. The offender threatened the shop attendant and demanded money before jumping the counter and stealing items before fleeing on foot. Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for any information regarding […]

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Murder – Lake Tyers

On Monday the 01-04-14 at around 8.00 pm it is believed that a forty-eight-year-old man was assaulted and subsequently passed away at the scene. A fifty-six-year-old local man is currently assisting homicide police with their investigating. If you are a family member of a murder victim call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or […]

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Police Office Injured – South Morang

On the 01-04-14 at around 2.20 pm a police officer was waving traffic into the testing area on The Great Eastern Way in South Morang when he was struck by a motor bike. The male motor bike rider failed to stop. The police officer sustained a severe injury to his arm and was treated at a […]

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Attempted Abduction – Wodonga

On the 31-03-14 at around 3.40 pm a male aged in his fifties or sixties asked a fifteen-year-old girl to assist him with his motor vehicle. The teenager obliged and the offender then forced her into his motor vehicle where he assaulted her. The young female managed to escape and run home and the police […]

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Assault – St Kilda

On Sunday the 29th March 2014 at around 6.45 pm two elderly men were walking along Chapel Street in St Kilda when they were approached by two males aged in their twenties. An altercation arose during which the fifty-eight-year-old male was punched to the head causing him to fall to the ground. His male companion […]

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Armed Robbery – Dandenong

On Saturday the 29-03-14 at around 1.30 pm a female had parked her motor vehicle at a shopping centre car park on McCrae Street in Dandenong when an unknown male approached and opened her driver’s side door. The male offender threatened the female victim with a syringe and told her to get out of the […]

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Attempted Abduction – Coburg

On the 11-03-14 at around 3.30 pm a sixteen-year-old girl was walking home from school along Murray Road in Coburg when she was followed by an unknown male. The male asked her where she was going and when she ignored him he came up behind her and attempted to grab her by her shoulders and […]

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Physical Assault – St Albans

On Monday the 24-03-14 at around 2.30 pm a fight broke out between two men on a train at the Ginifer railway station in St Albans. The Transit Crime Investigation Unit is appealing for witnesses and is keen to speak to anyone who may wish to make a police statement. If you have been a […]

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Stabbing – Wycheproof Victoria

On the 24th March 2014 a nineteen-year-old male assailant stabbed a forty-seven-year-old male victim in Wycheproof, north-west Victoria. The assailant was arrested shortly afterwards and appeared at the St Arnaud Magistrates Court where he was sentenced to three months’ prison. Victims of stabbing, physical assault or other violent crime call 1800 000 055 or (03) […]

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Assault – Shepparton

On Sunday the 23-03-14 at around 8.00 pm a fight broke out on Isabella Street in Shepparton between two groups of people known to each other and who have been antagonistic towards one another for some time resulting in a male sustaining serious head injuries. Police have since charged a twenty-two-year-old woman and a thirty-one-year-old […]

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Knife Crimes – Ballarat

In the past three months in Ballarat there have been multiple incidents involving knives. Des Hudson, Ballarat Community Safety Committee chairman, said that it is concerning that in recent times there has been a noticed willingness amongst the public to carry and use knives and commended Victoria Police for quickly bringing alleged offenders before the […]

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Shooting – Bayswater North

On the 26-03-14 at around 4.45 am emergency services attended a home on Glen Park Road in Bayswater North to find a thirty-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to his stomach. The victim was treated in hospital and it was reported that his injuries were non-life threatening. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the […]

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Assault – Olinda

On Saturday the 23rd March at around 2.00 am two employees, one male and one female and both aged in their late fifties, were leaving the Mt Dandenong Hotel in Olinda after closing up when they were set upon by two assailants wearing balaclavas. The elderly employees were then marched back into the hotel where […]

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