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
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 the 10-07-14 just before 9.30 pm a plain clothed police officer was attacked with a knife in the car park of a fast food outlet on Howitt Street in Wendouree. A male passenger provoked a physical confrontation with the police officer and after the officer employed OC spray the female driver produced a knife…Details
On Saturday the 05-07-14 at around 9.45 pm a male offender wearing a balaclava and armed with a brick attempted to enter the Cheltenham Service Station on Warrigal Road before a staff male person managed to lock the door. The offender then threw the brick through the glass doors striking the staff person standing on the…Details
On Tuesday the 01-07-14 at around 5.30 pm a twenty-one-year-old male from Melton was assaulted at Footscray Railway Station. Other commuters came to the aid of the victim and the assailant fled. The victim suffered serious injuries and was treated at the Western General Hospital. Transit CIU police are appealing for the witnesses to come forward. Victims…Details
On Friday the 04-07-14 at around 4.40 am two male offenders forced entry into a home on Heather Road in Gisborne. The two occupants awoke to find the burglars in a nearby room wearing balaclavas and armed with handguns and bats. The forty-seven-year-old male occupant was assaulted and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital…Details
On Sunday the 29-06-14 just after 8.30 pm on two men entered the liquor section of the supermarket on Barkly Street in Footscray wearing a pink mask and a green skeleton mask. The offenders approached the service counter and threatened staff with a firearm and a crow bar demanding money. The offenders then stole cash from…Details
Altona police have charged a twenty-four-year-old male with two counts of armed robbery which occurred at the Werribee Shopping Centre on Wednesday the 02-07-14. The offender was remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au…Details
On Sunday the 06-07-14 at around 1.20 am a taxi driver was assaulted on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy near the intersection of Johnson Street. Shortly before 8.30 the same day police arrested a thirty-year-old West male from Heidelberg man and a thirty-year-old female from West Heidelberg in respect to the assault. Victims of assault call 1800…Details
On Sunday the 06-07-14 a women was found dead in Narre Warren South. Homicide police have since charged a forty-eight-year-old man from Cranbourne with one count of murder. The offender is expected to face the Melbourne Magistrates Court for a remand hearing. If you are the family member of a murder victim contact Victims of…Details
On Sunday the 01-06-14 at around 4.45 pm a fifteen-year-old girl was walking her two dogs along Foot Street in Frankston and when she reached the entrance to the George Pentland Botanical Gardens she heard someone whistle. The teenage victim looked up to see a male expose himself and perform a lewd act. The teenager quickly…Details
Three male members of the outlawed Finks motorcycle gang aged in their thirties have been arrested and charged following a robbery and assault at a hotel in Camp Street Ballarat which occurred just after midnight on the 07-06-14. The offenders were charged with aggravated burglary, intentionally causing serious injury, robbery and the possession of a…Details
On the 02-06-14 at around 6.30 pm four male offenders arrived at a Gaming Venue in Epping in a Holden sedan motor vehicle. The four quickly entered the venue threatening staff and patrons before entering the cashier’s area. The offenders then threatened a staff member with a knife forcing her to hand over cash. The…Details
On the 01-06-14 at around 11.40 am a male offender wearing a black balaclava and a black jumper entered a convenience store on Eagle Drive in Pakenham and threatened the male shop assistant with a gun demanding cash. The assistant handed over cash and the offender then fled on a motor bike. Cardinia CIU detectives are…Details
On Friday the 23rd May 2014 at around 1.50 pm a woman was walked along Westmill Drive in Hoppers Crossing when a man on a bike rode past her and attempted to grab her handbag. The female victim refused to let go of her handbag and a struggle ensued during which time the assailant punched the…Details
On the 02-06-14 at around 6.45 pm a forty-nine-year-old woman was walking towards her motor vehicle which was parked in a car park off Annesley Street in Echuca when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male assailant. The assailant dragged the woman into a secluded area where he attempted to remove her clothing. The female…Details
On the 29-05-14 at around 3.50 pm a sixteen-year-old female was walking through a railway underpass near Victoria Street in Seymour when she noticed an adult male jogging towards her. The male ran straight at the young female victim and grabbed her around her neck and forced her towards a wall where he proceeded to…Details
Victorian Crime Statistics for the 12 months from March 2014 to March 2013: The crime rate across Victoria increased by 5% with total number of offences up by 7.1% to 434,497 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 0.7%, with assaults up 0.3%. Crime against property has increased by 2%, with theft from motor vehicle…Details
On Sunday the 25-05-14 at around 3.00 am a taxi driver was flagged down by two men on the corner of Chapel Street and Malvern Road. The taxi then travelled along Malvern Road and just before the intersection of Orrong Road one of the males grabbed the driver from behind in a headlock and demanded cash.…Details
On the 26-05-14 at around 1.00 am two masked male offenders entered the service station on High Street in Beechworth and confronted the male service station attendant. One of the offenders was armed with a firearm and they demanded money. The attendant handed over a quantity of money and the two fled in a motor…Details
On the 25-05-14 at around 2.45 am police arrived at a home on Goldsworthy Road in Corio to find a male in his thirties suffering from serious stab wounds. The victim was taken to Geelong Hospital with critical injuries. A female in his thirties, who was known to the victim, was arrested at the scene. For…Details