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
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.
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
On the 05-08-14 at around 3.10 am fifty-two-year-old man was sitting in his motor vehicle parked on Palmerston Street in Carlton when he was approached by two men. The victim was physically assaulted with a metal object before having cash, a ring, his passport, airline tickets, his wallet and a bag taken. The victim was…Details
On Sunday the 3rd August 2014 at around 10.30 pm a male offender armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava and gloves entered the service station at the corner of Station Street and the Murray Valley Highway in Cobram and demanded cash from the female shop assistant. The female victim handed over cash and…Details
On the 13-07-14 just after 9.00 pm two friends were watching the World Cup Soccer at the Prahran Hotel on Greville Street when an unknown man joined them. Later all three went to the bathroom and while one of the men was washing his hands the unknown male punched him to the face causing him…Details
On the 21 July 2014 a twenty-year-old male was seriously physically assaulted at a business premises on Johnson Street in Collingwood and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police have since arrested two men, a twenty-three-year-old Oak Park man and a twenty-four-year-old Broadmeadows man, both with links to the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in…Details
On the 30-07-14 just after 7.00 pm a shot was fired into the front fence of a residence on Clarke Road in Springvale South. Four people were in the residence at the time but no one was injured. Greater Dandenong Police are appealing for any witnesses. If you have been a victim of crime call…Details
On Thursday 24th July 2014 at around 8.00 am a sixteen-year-old female was walking along Dudley Street in Caulfield when she realized that she was being followed by a Caucasian male aged in his twenties. As the teenager entered the car park of the Caulfield Recreation Reserve the assailant approached her from behind and placed…Details
On Saturday the 26-07-14 at around 4.00 am a twenty-one-year-old man from Yarraville and a twenty-five-year-old man from Altona North man were both stabbed inside a Nelson Place apartment in Williamstown. The victims were both treated at the Williamstown Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police from…Details
On Tuesday the 24-07-14 a women aged in her mid twenties arrived at her South Yarra home at around 10.15 pm and parked her black BMW coupe in the carport. A male offender armed with a pair of scissors and wearing a balaclava and a single glove followed her from her carport and forced his…Details
On Tuesday the 22-07-14 at around 2.30 am two men armed with a firearm and a large knife entered the Main Road East Hotel in Kealba demanding cash from the employees. An employee handed over an amount of cash and the offenders then fled from the hotel. Police are appealing for public assistance following an…Details
On Monday the 21-07-14 at around 1.30 am an eighteen-year-old male and his seventeen-year-old girlfriend were in Galvin Park in Werribee when they noticed two men on push bikes. The two men started yelling at them and as they got closer demanded the teenagers to empty their pockets at which time the teenagers attempted to…Details
On Sunday the 20-07-14 at around 12.30 pm a fifteen year old male was waiting at a bus stop at the East Malvern Shopping Centre when he was approached by three teenage males who asked him for a cigarette. When the male victim told the three offenders he did not have any cigarettes they repeatedly…Details
On Friday the 18-07-14 at around 4.50 am a male in his thirties entered a Convenience Store on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened the shop assistant demanding cash and cigarettes. The shop assistant handed over a packet of cigarettes and the offender attempted to open…Details
On Sunday the 13-07-14 at around 11.00 am an eighteen-year-old female approached a three-year-old child in Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD before picking her up and walking away. The toddler’s family immediately chased down the woman and retrieved their child. Melbourne SOCIT detectives have since charged the eighteen-year-old with child stealing offences and remanded her to…Details
On Saturday 12-07-14 at around 9.00 pm a fifty-two-year-old man and a fifty-year-old female sustained gunshot wounds at a house on Levuka Street in Seaford. Police have since charged a thirty-year-old man with attempted murder and recklessly cause serious injury and remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. If you have been a victim of…Details