On the 24-08-14 at around 9.30 pm four men wearing balaclavas and armed with machetes and lengths of timber forced their way into a home on Montgomery Court in Castlemaine. The thirty-three-year-old sole occupant of the home was struck to he head with a machete before the assailants fled. Macedon Ranges Crime Investigation Unit Detectives…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 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 Sunday the 25-08-14 at around 10.25 pm two armed offenders robbed an adult entertainment store on Cheltenham Road in Dandenong stealing cash and a mobile phone before fleeing on foot. Dog Squad members quickly attended the scene and soon arrested a twenty-year-old male from Mentone and a thirty-three-year-old male from Dandenong. The offenders with…Details
On the 20-08-14 at around 1.15 am two men entered a hotel on Keilor Road in Essendon armed with a firearm and a knife. The offenders threatened staff before fleeing with cash. Police has since arrested four men at a motel on Sydney Road in Coburg. Two of the offenders, a twenty-year-old from Broadmeadows and…Details
On Wednesday the 20-08-14 at around 9.30 am a male offender armed with a knife entered a bank on Victoria Street in Abbotsford and demanded cash from the staff. Bank staff immediately activated the security system and the offender fled empty handed along Victoria Street towards the Melbourne CBD. The offender was described as being…Details
On the 10-08-14 at around 3.00 pm a seventeen-year-old girl was exiting a Milk Bar on Camms Road in Cranbourne when a silver motor vehicle pulled up beside her. Two female assailants alighted both armed with steel poles and grabbed the teenager from behind before stealing her mobile phone and driving off. The teenage female…Details
On the 09-08-14 at around 3.40 am a fifty-five-year-old male drove into his driveway on Briar Crescent in Cranbourne East when he was fired upon from an unknown red motor vehicle. Four shots were fired striking the victim’s bonnet and windscreen while he sat in his motor vehicle before the offender’s vehicle sped off. Narre…Details
On the 10-08-14 at around 10.50 pm a taxi driver picked up two males and a female on Springvale Road in Springvale who asked to be driven to Clayton. During the journey the offenders asked the taxi driver to turn into Fifth Avenue in Chelsea Heights and to stop. The front passenger’s credit card was…Details
On Tuesday the 19-08-14 just after 10.00 am a man wearing a black balaclava entered the sports club on Mitchells Lane in Sunbury and threatened staff with a firearm before stealing cash and fleeing the scene. The offender was described as being middle aged and of solid build. Police are appealing for any witnesses to…Details
On the 07-08-14 at around 7.20 pm a male wearing a black balaclava and armed with a firearm entered the Gaming Venue on Main Road in Eltham and approached the gaming attendant. The assailant jumped the counter demanding cash and then assaulted the staff member before stealing a substantial amount of cash and fleeing through…Details
On Friday 15 August 2014 at around 6.30 pm a female drove to her home on Collocott Street in Mordialloc and parked her motor vehicle in the garage. She then went inside her home and when she returned to her motor vehicle she saw a male leaning into the vehicle and a confrontation resulted and…Details
On Wednesday the 13-08-14 a male and a female entered a chemist store on Hampstead Road in Maidstone threatening a female staff member with a knife and dragging her to the register and forcing her to open it. The offenders stole cash and aftershave before fleeing the chemist shop on foot. The offenders were both…Details
On Sunday the 10th August 2014 at around 6.00 am a nineteen-year-old male was walking along Seventh Street in Mildura when he was approached by two men. The two males, one of whom was armed with a timber pole, demanded the teenage victim to hand over his mobile and wallet. The victim handed over his…Details
On the 15-08-14 at around 7.20 am a male offender armed with a knife entered the milk bar on Albert Street in Sebastopol and was found by the mild bar owner behind the counter. The offender stole cigarettes before fleeing and is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 180 cm tall and with a thin…Details
On Wednesday the 13-08-14 at around 7.00 am police arrived at a home on Churchill Street in Warragul to find a fifty-three-year-old deceased male. A twenty-six-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. If you are the family member of a murder victim contact Victims of Crime Compensation &…Details
On Tuesday the 12-08-14 at around 7.00 pm a twenty-year-old male driver was travelling west along Somerton Road in Roxburgh Park in his blue four wheel drive when he was involved in an altercation with another vehicle. The male driver then turn into McPherson Road where the occupants of the second vehicle fired a shot…Details
Between April and June 2014 there have been three armed robberies at retail outlets in Mount Waverley. On the 07-06-14 at around 4.10 pm two men entered a Hamilton Place bakery armed a large machete and stole the cash drawer containing money before fleeing the shop. On the 06-06-14 at around 6.25 pm two men…Details
On Sunday the 10-08-14 at around 7.45 pm a female was indecently assaulted on Seventh Street in Altona North. Police have reported that thirteen women have been indecently assaulted between the 29-04-14 and the 10-08-14 all in the vicinity of Mason Street Newport and Altona North. The assaults have occurred between 6.00 am to 8.00…Details
In the past three months the following gaming venues have been the target of armed robberies: 11/08/14 – Maribyrnong Rodd in Moonee Ponds 01/08/14 – Sydney Road in Fawkner 26/07/14 – Sydney Road in Fawkner 22/07/14 – Sunshine Avenue in Kealba 14/07/14 – Sunshine Avenue in Kealba 17/06/14 – Mahoneys Road in Thomastown 08/06/14 –…Details
On Sunday the 10-08-14 just after 2.00 am a male who was at a bar on Acland Street in St. Kilda celebrating a friend’s birthday was on the dance floor when he was involved in an altercation with another male who struck him to the head with a glass. Security quickly intervened and the offender,…Details
On the 21 July 2014 at around 9.50 am a male entered a milk bar on Hampshire Road in Sunshine and demanded cash from the milk bar owner. Initially the owner refused and then the offender produced a large carving knife at which time the victim opened the till and the offender grabbed a quantity…Details