VICTIMS OF CRIME: COMPENSATION & COUNSELLING

Victims of Crime in Victoria Australia receive Government funded financial compensation & counselling to assist with your recovery.

Assistance 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 complete Online Enquiry Form

 

Online Enquiry Form

                          


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 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.

Stabbing – Southern Cross Railway Station – Melbourne CBD

On the 18-02-17 at around 10.20 pm a twenty-one-year-old female from St. Kilda was approached by three teenage females when an altercation occurred and she was slashed with a knife to her upper arm before the offenders ran away down Spencer Street towards Flinders Street. The victims was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.…

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Assault – Boronia

On the 16-02-17 at around 11.30 am a fifty-one-year-old male from Cranbourne was assaulted in Boronia and was taken to hospital with head injuries. Police has since charged a twenty-six-year-old man from Boronia with intentionally causing serious injury and other assault-related offences and was remanded to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Victims of physical assault call…

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Stabbing – Brighton

On the 12-02-17 a stabbing occurred in Brighton East and on the 19-02-17 Glen Eira Bayside CIU Detectives arrested and charged a twenty-six-year-old Chirnside Park man with attempted murder and he was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Shortly afterwards a second twenty-eight-year-old Burwood man presented himself at the Bayside Police Station and…

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