On Monday the 30th March 2015 at around 7.30 pm a man armed with a firearm and dressed in women’s clothing entered the service station on Taylors Road in Taylors Hill and confronted the female staff member at the counter. The staff member handed over a quantity of cash which the offender placed in the…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.
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 17th March 2015 a seventeen-year-old female was stabbed to death in the Stanton Street Reserve in Doncaster. Police believe the offender boarded a bus on Doncaster Road in Doncaster at about 7.09 pm and got off the bus near the intersection of Hoddle Street and Johnston Streets in Abbotsford. Police are appealing…Details
On the 14th March 2015 at around 2.30 pm an elderly Greek woman answered a knock on the front door of her home on Heidelberg Road in Alphington. Upon opening the front door she was greeted by a female identifying herself as local council representative and after a brief conversation the elderly victim let the…Details
On Friday the 13-03-15 at around 1.00 am a group of five to six teenage males, believed to be aged from fourteen to eighteen years, entered a home on Exeter Road in Croydon North while the three occupants were asleep. The offenders ransacked the house stealing mobile phones and motor vehicle keys and awakening the…Details
On Australia Day just after 1.00 am a thirty-two-year-old male from Werribee was standing at the entrance of a hotel on Nelson Place in Williamstown when he was assaulted. It is believed that the offender followed the victim before assaulting him and knocking him unconscious. The victim sustained facial injuries and was treated at the…Details
On the 14-03-15 at around 12.30 am a thirty-eight-year-old male victim from Drysdale was assaulted as he left a licensed premise with two male friends. The victim was approached by two males and a female on Princess Street resulting in him sustaining life threatening injuries and was rushed to the Alfred Hospital. The victim’s two…Details
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
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