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
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 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
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