On the 04-09-13 at around 10:45 pm two male offenders wearing balaclavas entered the Warrnambool Bowls Club on Timor Street in Warrnambool holding knives and screwdrivers. One offender leapt onto the counter and took money from the cash drawer while the other offender kept watch. A patron then tackled one of the assailants who soon…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 Wednesday the 04-09-13 just after 12.00 noon a female was waiting at the Sandown Park Railway Station when she was sexually assaulted by a male of Islander appearance aged in his twenties. Police have released CCTV footage of the assailant collected at the train station. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800…Details
A pilot program in Connecticut USA that requires high-risk domestic violence offenders to wear GPS ankle bracelets is proving to be highly successful. Connecticut has an average of fifteen domestic violence deaths a year and no one in the program has been killed or injured since it began in 2010. Domestic Violence Agencies have described…Details
A recent study conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre found that more than half of the 120 people screened for problem gambling at clinics in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania reported some form of family violence in the previous twelve months. The study found that problem gambling generally preceded family…Details
On Wednesday the 4th September 2013 at around 2.30 pm an armed robber held up the ANZ bank on Errol Street in North Melbourne. Victoria Police are appealing for any witnesses. Victims of crime for financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or…Details
On Thursday 29 August 2013 at about 7.30 pm a male offender armed with a large knife and wearing a scarf over his face entered the Melrose Street Supermarket in North Melbourne and demanded money from a staff member. The staff member complied and handed over cash and the offender then fled the store. Melbourne Embona…Details
Up to one million Australian workers already have access to some form of paid domestic violence leave. Public Servants in Canberra may soon also have access to extra paid leave for domestic violence with unions currently negotiating with the ACT Government for up to twenty days extra leave. One of the most supportive things that…Details
On Sunday the 01-09-13 a forty-two-year-old female held up a pharmacy in Bendigo threatening staff with a syringe and stealing drugs. The female was later arrested and faced the Bendigo Magistrates Court on Monday and was granted bail. If you have been a victim of crime at work call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415…Details
On Thursday the 29th August 2013 just before 5.00 pm two assailants, one armed with a knife, entered the Subway restaurant in Beetham Parade in Rosanna and threatened two female staff members. The female victims handed over an amount of cash and the assailants fled the restaurant. On the 31-08-13 at around 2.45 pm a…Details
On August 28th 2013 at around 4.30 pm a nineteen-year-old male was walking through Olympic Park in Heidelberg when he was approached by two males on motor bikes. The two motor bike riders proceeded to punch and kicked the male victim to the ground before stealing $100.00 from his wallet and fleeing. Heidelberg police are investigating…Details
Police reported that eight homes in Heidelberg West have been burgled since the 20-08-13 . Police said that the assailants entered the homes through side or rear windows at night while the home owners were asleep. The eight homes are located north of Southern Road and south of Outhwaite Road. Heidelberg detectives are investigating the aggravated…Details
A GPS-infused Panic Button is being trialled in Brazil, a country in which domestic violence is a widespread problem. The Panic Buttons are being given to domestic abuse victims who obtain restraining orders against their abusers. The electronic devices use GPS technology to quickly signal that a victim needs help, and they transmit images that…Details
In 2005 Forum Sentencing was introduced in NSW as one alternative to jail for young adults. The objective of Forum Sentencing was to get victims and young offenders talking to each other and in doing so develop an intervention plan together to reduce the likelihood re-offending. Recent research from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research…Details
On Tuesday the 27-08-13 at around 11.30 pm a masked male armed with a meat cleaver entered the service station on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley and stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot. Later that same week, on Thursday the 29-08-13, at around 7.00pm it is believed that the same assailant returned and…Details
From 2012 to 2013 there have been more than 60,000 family violence cases reported to Victoria Police, an increase of 21.6%. Family violence accounted for more than 30% of all crimes against the person and is partly responsible for a 12.5% increase in abductions and kidnappings during the past financial year. According to police 40%…Details
The crime rate in Bendigo has increased by an alarming 16.7% during the last financial year. Police indicate that alcohol and other drugs are factors but are not quite sure why it is such a growing problem. Assaults in that central business district area of Bendigo have seen an increase while assaults around licensed premises…Details
On Wednesday the 28-08-13 at around 11.20 pm a twenty-four-year-old female was waiting in her motor vehicle at boom gates in Sydenham when an unknown female assailant opened the unlocked front passenger door and entered the motor vehicle. The assailant then threatened the female driver with a knife at which time the victim fled her…Details
On Friday the 23rd August 2013 at around 10.30 pm three masked male offenders burst into the Campbellfield Sexyland store with a drawn shotgun. A female staff person was held at gunpoint during a robbery and forced to open the cash register. An assailant armed with a crowbar removed the cash and the three assailants…Details
On August the 16-08-13 at around 5.40 pm a thirty-four-year-old male victim was approached outside the Noble Park Primary School in Leonard Avenue by two men who demanded his wallet. A struggle ensued during which the victim was slashed to his left hand with a broken beer bottle. The assailants fled with the victim’s wallet…Details
Recorded crime rate has increased by 1.6% in Victoria. The total number of offences is up by 3.4% or 13,479 to a total of 406,497 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 5.3% or 3903 to a total of 58,312 offences. Crime against property has decreased by 3% or 3294 to a total of…Details