On the 11-03-15 at around 11.40 am a male walked into a bank on the Bellarine Highway in Newcomb armed with a gun and wearing a black balaclava. The offender approached the bank counter and demanded money from staff and a quantity of cash was handed over at which time the bandit fled running north…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*.
For help complete Online Enquiry Form
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.
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 violent 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 Tuesday the 10-03-15 at around 2.00 pm a sixty-six-year-old male was driving through Collingwood when he became involved in a verbal altercation with four male cyclists. The elderly victim stopped his motor vehicle on the corner of Brunswick Street and Alexandra Parade in Fitzroy where he was approached by two of the cyclists who…Details
On the 10-03-15 staff at the general store in Byrneside, near Shepparton, were the victims of an armed robbery. Police a short time later arrested a twenty-four-year-old Kyabram man and charged him in relation to the incident. If you have been a victim of an armed robbery at work call 1800 000 055 or (03)…Details
On Saturday the 7th March 2015 at around 7.00 pm an armed robbery occurred at a gaming venue in Roxburgh Park. Two male offenders entered the venue carrying a firearm and a large edged weapon and assaulted a security guard in the foyer and then threatened patrons before stealing a quantity of cash and fleeing…Details
On Friday the 27th February 2015 at around 11.00 pm a sixty-eight-year-old male was walking his dogs through Morris Reserve in Pascoe Vale. An unknown male then approached him and started tormenting his dogs with a laser pointer resulting in an argument at which time the offender produced a knife and attempted to stab the…Details
On Monday the 09-03-15 at around 10.30 pm a male approached the front door of a convenience store on Separation Street in Geelong and was then let in by the shop assistant. Once inside the male offender produced a knife and demanded money from the shop assistant. The offender then took cash and fled. The…Details
On the 28-02-15 at around 1.00 pm a seventy-seven-year-old woman was returning to her motor vehicle parked at a shopping centre on Raglan Street in Warrnambool when she was approached by two males. One of the males threatened the elderly victim with a knife demanding the car keys. A struggle then ensured alerting nearby bystanders…Details
On the 27-02-15 at around 9.15 am a thirty-nine-year-old female nurse was walking along Lord Street in Richmond when she was attacked by a man attempting to steal her handbag. The victim was being dragged along the ground when she screamed for help and was promptly assisted by three males from a nearby construction site.…Details
Between the 25-02-15 and the 27-02-15 there were three aggravated burglaries in Caulfield North and Brighton. On the 25-02-15 the offender scaled a fence on Aroona Road in Caulfield North and entered a house through a back window. On the 27-02-15 at around 1.00 am homes on Orchard Street and Cochrane Street in Brighton were…Details
Between the 23-02-15 and the 25-02-15 five separate homes in Hawthorn East have been burgled in the early hours of the morning while the occupants were at home asleep. On the 23 February two homes in Henham and Wiseman Streets were targeted and on the 25 February three homes in Tower Place, Myrniong Grove and…Details
On the 26-02-15 at around 2.40 am a male with a handgun threatened staff at a convenience store on Synnot Street in Werribee demanding cash. A staff member complied and the offender then fled the crime scene. The offender was described as being Caucasian, about 180cm tall with dark hair and wearing a hoodie. If…Details
On the 08-02-15 at around 7.45 am a male offender dressed as a female approached the staff of a fast food restaurant on Fitzgerald Road in Laverton North claiming he was carrying an explosive device and demanded cash. Staff complied and he was given a quantity of cash before fleeing the store. The offender was…Details
On Monday the 02-02-15 at around 6.30 am a thirty-seven-year-old male victim attended at an apartment in Dorcas Street South Melbourne after receiving a telephone call from the female occupant. Once there the victim was confronted by another male who he asked to leave and a fight then ensued during which the victim was seriously…Details
On Saturday the 07-02-15 at around 11.35 the twenty-four-year-old male victim was sitting with a female friend along Marine Parade in St Kilda when an unknown man and female walked passed. The unknown male then confronted the victim and with no apparent cause proceeded to stab him to his neck, back and shoulders before running…Details
On Tuesday the 03-02-15 at around 5.25 am police arrived at a home on Allison Street in Sunshine to discover the body of a forty-three-year-old man. Homicide detectives wish to speak with a male perceived to be Caucasian, with green eyes, approximately 168 cm tall and of thin build and who was wearing a blue…Details
On the 26-01-15 at around 8.25 pm a fifty-four-year-old man was shot to the leg near Sandover Drive in Roxburgh Park. Police has since arrested a twenty-nine-year-old Craigieburn man in relation to the shooting. If you have been a victim of a shooting or other serious crime complete the online Enquiry Form at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or…Details
On the 04/01/15 at around 12.40 pm an accommodation centre staff member was exiting a Swanston Street building through the rear exit when he was confronted by an unknown male who punched him to the face. The thirty-seven-year-old victim from Hughesdale sustained minor facial injuries. Melbourne East police are investigating an assault. If you have…Details
On Monday the 26th January 2015 at around 3.00 pm two men entered a convenience store in Mulgrave. One of the offenders then produced a sawn-off shotgun while the other offender stole cash and cigarettes. The offenders then fled the store and escaped in a light blue sedan driven by a third person. The offenders…Details
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
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