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
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.
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
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