On the 29th December 2014 at around 3.50 am a twenty-year-old male was riding his bike under the Princess Bridge along the Yarra River when he was stopped by two unknown males who were also on bikes. The two males proceeded to physically assault the victim stealing his mobile phone before riding off. The victim…Details
VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION
Victims of Crime in Victoria Australia receive Government funded financial compensation to assist with recovery.
Financial assistance to a primary victim of crime in Victoria can be up to $70,000*.
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HELPLINE: 1800 000 055
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.
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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.
On the 20-01-15 at around 4.00 am an aggravated burglary occurred at a home on Davis Avenue in South Yarra. After the incident the thirty-two-year-old male resident was treated at The Alfred hospital with minor injuries. St Kilda Police have since charged a man with aggravated burglary, assault, intentionally cause injury, recklessly cause injury and…Details
On the 19-01-15 at around 11.40 pm a nineteen-year-old male was walking along Walker Street in Ballarat when he was approached by two men from behind. One of the males produced a knife and the teenage victim handed over his wallet at which time the offenders fled north along Lydiard Street. The offender with the…Details
On Sunday 18-01-15 at around 5.00 pm a male entered a fast food outlet on Upper Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe and threatened a female store attendant with a knife before stealing cash from the till. The male offender was described as being Caucasian, 185 cm tall and of thin build and was wearing Carlton Football…Details
On Saturday the 17th January 2015 just after 5.00 am a nineteen-year-old male from Bell Park was sitting with a male friend outside a convenience store on Moorabool Street in Geelong. A red Holden motor vehicle then pulled up on Little Malop Street and a man alighted and approached the two males before kicking the…Details
On the 30-12-14 at around 10.15 pm a male entered a supermarket on Station Street in Thomastown armed with a hammer. The offender swung the hammer at the shop assistant attempting to steal money from the till. The offender then fled the store empty-handed running down a side laneway. The shop assistant was not physically…Details
On the 19-01-15 just after 7.00am a male aged in his thirties went outside his home on Clarke Street in Thomastown to speak with a female when he was attacked by two men armed with a firearm and a machete. The male victim sustained multiple stab wounds and was treated in hospital Earlier that same…Details
On the 11-01-15 at around 1.00 am a twenty-five-year-old male and his twenty-three-year-old girlfriend were seriously assaulted in a karaoke bar on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD. It is believed that the pair were drinking with a group of people when the male was attacked and punched and kicked unconscious. The female victim attempted…Details
On Saturday 17th January 2015 at around 12.40am two men aged in their thirties were walking along Elgin Street in Carlton and as they reached Lygon Street they were approached by a male and a female. The male then punched one of the men several times to his face causing him to fall to the…Details
On Sunday the 4th January 2015 at around 10.00pm a twenty-five-year-old female was sitting on the back porch of her home on High Street in Drysdale when she was approached by two men of large build. The males then proceeded to physically assault the female victim resulting in her suffering significant facial injuries. Geelong detectives…Details
On the 04-01-15 at around 2.40 pm a male entered a rental business store on Somerville Street in Flora Hill and proceeded to walk behind the front counter. The offender then lifted his top displaying a weapon wedged down the front of his pants before fleeing the store on foot with an amount of cash.…Details
On Thursday the 1st January 2015 at around 3.30 pm a male approached a female at a home on church property on Maude Street in Shepparton asking for an emergency food package for his family. When the female left to get the food package the offender entered the house and stole property before fleeing the…Details
On the 01-01-15 at around 6.00am three offenders held up a cash delivery van which was parked in a car park on Horne Street in Sunbury outside a fast food restaurant. It is believed that two of the offenders were armed with firearms and that a quantity of cash was stolen. Two of the offenders…Details
Victoria Police crime statistics comparing the 12 months to September 2014 with the 12 months to September 2013. The recorded crime rate across Victoria increased by 3.3% with the total number of offences up by 5.3% to 442,203 offences. Lucinda Nolan, Deputy Police Commissioner, said the increase was being driven by breaches in bail and…Details
During late November to early December 2014 there have been a number of armed robberies in Mitcham, Templestowe, Vermont and Kew. The most recent incident occurred on the 01-12-14 when at around 11.45pm a male entered the service station on Manningham Road in Lower Templestowe and produced a handgun demanding cash from the shop attendant.…Details
On Monday the 01-12-14 shortly after 6.00 pm three offenders, two of whom were armed with guns, held up a cash delivery motor vehicle parked on Horne Street in Sunbury outside a fast food restaurant. An amount of cash was stolen before two of the offenders fled on a motor cycle and the third in…Details
Ballarat Police have recently arrested two men, aged forty and twenty-one years, following an armed robbery at a store on Sturt Street in Ballarat which occurred on the 01-12-14. The pair have been charged with armed robbery, conduct endangering life, burglary and theft and were remanded in custody to appear at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court.…Details
On the 04-12-14 three teenage boys, aged fifteen to seventeen years, were arrested in Thomastown and charged over a number of armed robberies in Broadmeadows, Epping and Laverton as well as a carjacking in Northcote. All three were remanded in custody to appear at the Children’s Court. Victims of crime for support and advice call…Details
Over the past five months, from August to December 2014, police believe that one offender has been responsible for more than sixty robberies, including aggravated robbery, in Coburg, Hadfield and Pascoe Vale. The burglaries are occurring between midnight and 5.00 am with the offender forcing doors open or removing the security shutters on windows with…Details
On the 30-11-14 two men who came to the aid of their girlfriends inside a Brunswick Nightclub were later seriously physically assaulted by a gang of males as they left the venue at around 1.20 am. The offenders, one of whom had been removed from the nightclub by security as a result of the incident,…Details