On the 21-03-14 at around 4.00 am a male offender entered a 24-hour convenience store on Mt Alexander Road in Ascot Vale and threatened staff with a firearm demanding money and cigarettes. On the 01-04-14 at around 3.15 pm a male offender entered the same convenience store and again threatened the shop assistant with a…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 02-04-14 at around 7.00 am a forty-seven-year-old male was shot dead to his upper torso during his morning walk some one hundred meters from his home. A passing truck driver discovered the body and unsuccessfully tried to revive him. Police described the murder as a ‘brazen, high-risk crime in the middle of a…Details
On the 02-04-14 at around 7.00 am the body of a young female aged in her late teens to mid twenties was discovered by a worker on Lace Street in Doveton. Police indicated that the victim had sustained traumatic head and facial injuries believed to have been caused at the scene and described the assault…Details
On the 1st April 2014 at around 7.45 pm a man entered the Milk Bar on Goldsworthy Road in Corio armed with a firearm. The offender threatened the shop attendant and demanded money before jumping the counter and stealing items before fleeing on foot. Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for any information regarding…Details
On Monday the 01-04-14 at around 8.00 pm it is believed that a forty-eight-year-old man was assaulted and subsequently passed away at the scene. A fifty-six-year-old local man is currently assisting homicide police with their investigating. If you are a family member of a murder victim call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or…Details
On the 01-04-14 at around 2.20 pm a police officer was waving traffic into the testing area on The Great Eastern Way in South Morang when he was struck by a motor bike. The male motor bike rider failed to stop. The police officer sustained a severe injury to his arm and was treated at a…Details
On the 31-03-14 at around 3.40 pm a male aged in his fifties or sixties asked a fifteen-year-old girl to assist him with his motor vehicle. The teenager obliged and the offender then forced her into his motor vehicle where he assaulted her. The young female managed to escape and run home and the police…Details
On Sunday the 29th March 2014 at around 6.45 pm two elderly men were walking along Chapel Street in St Kilda when they were approached by two males aged in their twenties. An altercation arose during which the fifty-eight-year-old male was punched to the head causing him to fall to the ground. His male companion…Details
On Saturday the 29-03-14 at around 1.30 pm a female had parked her motor vehicle at a shopping centre car park on McCrae Street in Dandenong when an unknown male approached and opened her driver’s side door. The male offender threatened the female victim with a syringe and told her to get out of the…Details
On the 11-03-14 at around 3.30 pm a sixteen-year-old girl was walking home from school along Murray Road in Coburg when she was followed by an unknown male. The male asked her where she was going and when she ignored him he came up behind her and attempted to grab her by her shoulders and…Details
On Monday the 24-03-14 at around 2.30 pm a fight broke out between two men on a train at the Ginifer railway station in St Albans. The Transit Crime Investigation Unit is appealing for witnesses and is keen to speak to anyone who may wish to make a police statement. If you have been a…Details
On the 24th March 2014 a nineteen-year-old male assailant stabbed a forty-seven-year-old male victim in Wycheproof, north-west Victoria. The assailant was arrested shortly afterwards and appeared at the St Arnaud Magistrates Court where he was sentenced to three months’ prison. Victims of stabbing, physical assault or other violent crime call 1800 000 055 or (03)…Details
On Sunday the 23-03-14 at around 8.00 pm a fight broke out on Isabella Street in Shepparton between two groups of people known to each other and who have been antagonistic towards one another for some time resulting in a male sustaining serious head injuries. Police have since charged a twenty-two-year-old woman and a thirty-one-year-old…Details
In the past three months in Ballarat there have been multiple incidents involving knives. Des Hudson, Ballarat Community Safety Committee chairman, said that it is concerning that in recent times there has been a noticed willingness amongst the public to carry and use knives and commended Victoria Police for quickly bringing alleged offenders before the…Details
On the 26-03-14 at around 4.45 am emergency services attended a home on Glen Park Road in Bayswater North to find a thirty-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to his stomach. The victim was treated in hospital and it was reported that his injuries were non-life threatening. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the…Details
On Saturday the 23rd March at around 2.00 am two employees, one male and one female and both aged in their late fifties, were leaving the Mt Dandenong Hotel in Olinda after closing up when they were set upon by two assailants wearing balaclavas. The elderly employees were then marched back into the hotel where…Details
On Monday the 24th March 2014 at around 9.15 pm a male offender wearing a balaclava entered an adult entertainment store on Main Street in Lilydale and demanded cash from the staff. The staff complied with the assailant’s demands handing over cash and cigarettes and he then left. The same offender then returned to the…Details
On the 19-03-14 at around 6.25 pm a man entered a bakery shop on Main Street in Mordialloc and purchased some baked items. As the teenage shop assistant opened the cash register the man produced a knife and stole money from the register before fleeing on foot along Nepean Highway. The offender was described as being…Details
On Saturday the 22-03-14 at about 2.10 am police discovered a deceased male at a home on Phillip Street in Melton South. Homicide detectives have since charged two men with murder, a forty-eight-year-old and a thirty-seven-year-old, both from Melton South. If you are the family member of a murder victim call 1800 000 055 or…Details
On Friday the 21-03-14 at around 10.30 am a male threatened the attendant at the Carisbrook Transfer Station with a crowbar demanding money. The attendant handed over a small amount of cash and the offender fled in a white ute. Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Carisbrook. If you have been…Details