On the 13-07-14 just after 9.00 pm two friends were watching the World Cup Soccer at the Prahran Hotel on Greville Street when an unknown man joined them. Later all three went to the bathroom and while one of the men was washing his hands the unknown male punched him to the face causing him…Details
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
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.
On the 21 July 2014 a twenty-year-old male was seriously physically assaulted at a business premises on Johnson Street in Collingwood and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police have since arrested two men, a twenty-three-year-old Oak Park man and a twenty-four-year-old Broadmeadows man, both with links to the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in…Details
On the 30-07-14 just after 7.00 pm a shot was fired into the front fence of a residence on Clarke Road in Springvale South. Four people were in the residence at the time but no one was injured. Greater Dandenong Police are appealing for any witnesses. If you have been a victim of crime call…Details
On Thursday 24th July 2014 at around 8.00 am a sixteen-year-old female was walking along Dudley Street in Caulfield when she realized that she was being followed by a Caucasian male aged in his twenties. As the teenager entered the car park of the Caulfield Recreation Reserve the assailant approached her from behind and placed…Details
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…Details
On Tuesday the 24-07-14 a women aged in her mid twenties arrived at her South Yarra home at around 10.15 pm and parked her black BMW coupe in the carport. A male offender armed with a pair of scissors and wearing a balaclava and a single glove followed her from her carport and forced his…Details
On Tuesday the 22-07-14 at around 2.30 am two men armed with a firearm and a large knife entered the Main Road East Hotel in Kealba demanding cash from the employees. An employee handed over an amount of cash and the offenders then fled from the hotel. Police are appealing for public assistance following an…Details
On Monday the 21-07-14 at around 1.30 am an eighteen-year-old male and his seventeen-year-old girlfriend were in Galvin Park in Werribee when they noticed two men on push bikes. The two men started yelling at them and as they got closer demanded the teenagers to empty their pockets at which time the teenagers attempted to…Details
On Sunday the 20-07-14 at around 12.30 pm a fifteen year old male was waiting at a bus stop at the East Malvern Shopping Centre when he was approached by three teenage males who asked him for a cigarette. When the male victim told the three offenders he did not have any cigarettes they repeatedly…Details
On Friday the 18-07-14 at around 4.50 am a male in his thirties entered a Convenience Store on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened the shop assistant demanding cash and cigarettes. The shop assistant handed over a packet of cigarettes and the offender attempted to open…Details
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…Details
On Saturday 12-07-14 at around 9.00 pm a fifty-two-year-old man and a fifty-year-old female sustained gunshot wounds at a house on Levuka Street in Seaford. Police have since charged a thirty-year-old man with attempted murder and recklessly cause serious injury and remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. If you have been a victim of…Details
On the 10-07-14 just before 9.30 pm a plain clothed police officer was attacked with a knife in the car park of a fast food outlet on Howitt Street in Wendouree. A male passenger provoked a physical confrontation with the police officer and after the officer employed OC spray the female driver produced a knife…Details
On Saturday the 05-07-14 at around 9.45 pm a male offender wearing a balaclava and armed with a brick attempted to enter the Cheltenham Service Station on Warrigal Road before a staff male person managed to lock the door. The offender then threw the brick through the glass doors striking the staff person standing on the…Details
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…Details
On Friday the 04-07-14 at around 4.40 am two male offenders forced entry into a home on Heather Road in Gisborne. The two occupants awoke to find the burglars in a nearby room wearing balaclavas and armed with handguns and bats. The forty-seven-year-old male occupant was assaulted and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital…Details
On Sunday the 29-06-14 just after 8.30 pm on two men entered the liquor section of the supermarket on Barkly Street in Footscray wearing a pink mask and a green skeleton mask. The offenders approached the service counter and threatened staff with a firearm and a crow bar demanding money. The offenders then stole cash from…Details
Altona police have charged a twenty-four-year-old male with two counts of armed robbery which occurred at the Werribee Shopping Centre on Wednesday the 02-07-14. The offender was remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au…Details
On Sunday the 06-07-14 at around 1.20 am a taxi driver was assaulted on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy near the intersection of Johnson Street. Shortly before 8.30 the same day police arrested a thirty-year-old West male from Heidelberg man and a thirty-year-old female from West Heidelberg in respect to the assault. Victims of assault call 1800…Details
On Sunday the 06-07-14 a women was found dead in Narre Warren South. Homicide police have since charged a forty-eight-year-old man from Cranbourne with one count of murder. The offender is expected to face the Melbourne Magistrates Court for a remand hearing. If you are the family member of a murder victim contact Victims of…Details