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Victims of Crime: Compensation and Counselling Services Victoria



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


Victims of Crime Compensation Eligibility:

Victims of Crime in 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, 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 is assisting victims of crime.



Sexual Assault – Footscray

On the 19-06-14 a teenage boy was sexually assaulted at Victoria University campus on Ballarat Road in Footscray. Footscray SOCIT detectives have since arrested a thirty-eight-year-old male from Seddon and charged him with child stealing and indecent acts with a child under sixteen-years. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or […]

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Armed Robbery – Cranbourne

On the 15-06-14 at around 6.15 pm a sixteen-year-old male was sitting with a female friend when he was approached by two males of African appearance and threatened with a butcher’s knife. The teenage boy handed over his mobile phone and the offenders then fled through J and P Reserve in Cranbourne. If you have […]

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Police Officer Assaulted – Bayswater North

On the 18-06-14 at around 4.00 pm police attended a home on Bayswater Road in Bayswater North following noise complaints. As police arrived a male and young female got into a motor vehicle and which was then driven at a police officer pushing him into a stationary vehicle. The offender then drove his motor vehicle at […]

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Assault – South Melbourne

On the 18-06-14 at around 8.00 am a thirty-five-year-old male threatened passengers on the Albert Park Light Rail with a pair of scissors. The offender alighted at the Dorcas Street platform where he was arrested by police. The offender was charged with assault with a weapon, criminal damage and riotous behaviour. For victims of crime […]

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Attempted Abduction – Doreen

On the 12-06-14 at around 3.40 pm a nine-year-old girl was riding her bike in parkland near Painted Hills Road in Doreen when a male approached her. The male then attempted to grab the young girl from the side and then stood in front of her bike and again attempted to grab her. The young […]

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Murder – Ringwood

On Saturday the 14th June 2014 a male aged in his forties was stabbed to death in a home on Berkley Road in Ringwood. Police homicide squad have since charged a thirty-nine-year-old female with murder. The deceased male and the female offender were known to each other. If you are the family member of a […]

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Robbery – Thornbury

On the 07-06-14 at around 12.30 am a twenty-three-year-old man was riding his bike along the St Georges Road bike path in Thornbury when two males pushed him off his bike. The two offenders demanded the victim’s wallet and mobile phone and when he had neither on him they stole his bike. On the 08-06-14 […]

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Armed Robbery – Officer

On the 10-06-14 at around 9.45 am a male offender drove his champagne coloured Holden sedan to a roadside coffee shop on the Princes Highway in Officer. The male alighted wearing a balaclava and threatened a female staff member with a handgun forcing her to hand over a quantity of cash. The offender then returned […]

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Assault – South Melbourne

On the 09-06-14 at around 3.30 am a thirty-year-old male was seriously assaulted outside a licensed premise on Albert Road in South Melbourne. It is believed that the victim was approached by two men who punched him to the ground where he was then kicked. The assailants were last seen running towards Kings Way. The victim […]

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Attempted Abduction – The Basin

On the 10-06-14 at around 4.10 pm a twelve-year-old girl was walking along Norman Street in The Basin when she was approached by a man wearing a balaclava and driving a maroon four-wheel-drive utility. The offender told the young girl to get into the motor vehicle but she managed to run away and raise the alarm. Detectives […]

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Assault & Robbery – Ascot Vale

On the 08-06-14 at around 3.00 am a twenty-three-year-old male from Caroline Springs returned to his motor vehicle which was parked in Ascot Vale and sat in the driver’s seat. The man was then approached by three male offenders who dragged him out of his motor vehicle and assaulted him before stealing his motor vehicle […]

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Indecent Assault – Frankston

On Sunday the 01-06-14 at around 4.45 pm a fifteen-year-old girl was walking her two dogs along Foot Street in Frankston and when she reached the entrance to the George Pentland Botanical Gardens she heard someone whistle. The teenage victim looked up to see a male expose himself and perform a lewd act. The teenager quickly […]

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Ballarat – Robbery and Assault

Three male members of the outlawed Finks motorcycle gang aged in their thirties have been arrested and charged following a robbery and assault at a hotel in Camp Street Ballarat which occurred just after midnight on the 07-06-14. The offenders were charged with aggravated burglary, intentionally causing serious injury, robbery and the possession of a […]

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Armed Robbery – Epping

On the 02-06-14 at around 6.30 pm four male offenders arrived at a Gaming Venue in Epping in a Holden sedan motor vehicle. The four quickly entered the venue threatening staff and patrons before entering the cashier’s area. The offenders then threatened a staff member with a knife forcing her to hand over cash. The […]

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Armed Robbery – Pakenham

On the 01-06-14 at around 11.40 am a male offender wearing a black balaclava and a black jumper entered a convenience store on Eagle Drive in Pakenham and threatened the male shop assistant with a gun demanding cash. The assistant handed over cash and the offender then fled on a motor bike. Cardinia CIU detectives are […]

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Aggravated Robbery – Hoppers Crossing

On Friday the 23rd May 2014 at around 1.50 pm a woman was walked along Westmill Drive in Hoppers Crossing when a man on a bike rode past her and attempted to grab her handbag. The female victim refused to let go of her handbag and a struggle ensued during which time the assailant punched the […]

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Sexual Assault – Echuca

On the 02-06-14 at around 6.45 pm a forty-nine-year-old woman was walking towards her motor vehicle which was parked in a car park off Annesley Street in Echuca when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male assailant. The assailant dragged the woman into a secluded area where he attempted to remove her clothing. The female […]

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Sexual Assault – Seymour

On the 29-05-14 at around 3.50 pm a sixteen-year-old female was walking through a railway underpass near Victoria Street in Seymour when she noticed an adult male jogging towards her. The male ran straight at the young female victim and grabbed her around her neck and forced her towards a wall where he proceeded to […]

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Crime Statistics – Victoria

Victorian Crime Statistics for the 12 months from March 2014 to March 2013: The crime rate across Victoria increased by 5% with total number of offences up by 7.1% to 434,497 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 0.7%, with assaults up 0.3%. Crime against property has increased by 2%, with theft from motor vehicle […]

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Taxi Driver Robbery – Toorak

On Sunday the 25-05-14 at around 3.00 am a taxi driver was flagged down by two men on the corner of Chapel Street and Malvern Road. The taxi then travelled along Malvern Road and just before the intersection of Orrong Road one of the males grabbed the driver from behind in a headlock and demanded cash. […]

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