Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes costing Australia in excess of $5 billion a year. Identity fraud is becoming an increasing problem for many mainly due evolving technologies and the internet. Identity fraud costs the community some $2 to $3.5 billion a year as well as significantly impacting upon the psychological well-being of the…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 Monday the 12-08-13 just after 9.00 pm a male offender armed with a large kitchen knife entered a convenience store on Victoria Avenue in Albert Park and threatened the employee demanding cash and cigarettes. The offender is described as being Caucasian and aged in his mid to late twenties and wearing a black beanie…Details
The Safe at Home, Safe at Work project which was put in place in order to help stop domestic violence incidents from occurring, has had some significant successes take place in just the last few months. The Clearinghouse reports that thanks to the project by the end of 2012 over one million workers in Australian…Details
On Tuesday the 13-08-13 at around 10.30 pm two Protective Services Officers (PSOs) were patrolling the Coburg Railway Station when one of the PSOs was stabbed by a male assailant sustaining a laceration to his hand. The assailant was arrested and charged with numerous offences and remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court. If…Details
On Tuesday the 13-08-13 at around 1.00 pm three masked assailants armed with meat cleavers entered a retail store on Regent Street in Preston and stole cigarettes, purses and a quantity of cash from the store owners and the store customers. A fourth assailant was waiting outside in a green two door Ford Festiva last…Details
A Few Facts: The overwhelming majority of child sex abuse perpetrators are male. The most common age of offending for men who sexually abuse children is between thirty to forty years. In 70 to 80% of all child sex abuse cases there is a familial relationship between the child and the offender. In 15% of…Details
On Saturday the 10th August 2013 just after 7.00 pm a masked offender armed with a knife robbed the Sanger Street Bottle Shop in Corowa stealing cash and cigarettes before fleeing. If you have been a victim of an armed robbery call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email…Details
On the 10-08-13 a forty-three-year-old man was on the pedestrian bridge over the Princes Highway in Newborough armed with a knife. Police attended and when the assailant threatened police officers he was tasered and arrested and taken to the Morwell police station where he was charged with assault and then taken to the Latrobe Regional…Details
On Monday the 13-08-13 at around 9.00 pm two male assailants broke into the home of a sixty-seven-year-old male on Gage Street in Coleraine. Once inside the assailants tied the elderly victim up before proceeding to assault him. The assailants stole the victim’s credit cards and left the property arriving at the ATM on White…Details
On Sunday 11-08-13 a twenty-year-old male offender armed with a knife attempted to hold-up a milk bar on Williamson Street in Bendigo. The assailant fled empty-handed and was promptly arrested and charged by police. Victims of crime for financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on 1800 000 055 or (03)…Details
On Tuesday the 12-08-13 at around 4.30 pm two masked assailants with a firearm confronted a twenty-five-year-old truck driver while he was delivering in Tarneit. The truck driver was tied up before the assailants stole cash from the store and fled. If you have been a victim of an armed robbery while at work or…Details
On Thursday the 08-08-13 at around 3.30 pm a male assailant entered a bottle shop at the Gateway Shopping Village in Langwarrin and showed the store attendant a weapon demanding cash. The store attendant refused to cooperate and indicated that they would call police and security at which time the offender fled on foot. Frankston…Details
On Saturday 27 July 2013 at around 9.45 pm an eighteen-year-old female was approached by an unknown man outside the Rosebud Hotel. The assailant grabbed the teenage victim on the shoulder and head and punched her to her face. The teenage female victim managed to break free and ran away. Rosebud Criminal Investigation Unit police are…Details
On Tuesday the 06-08-13 at around 12.30 pm a thirty-four-year-old female agreed to meet the assailant, who she had met on an online dating website, in the foyer of the cinema complex on Princes Drive in Morwell. A short time later they left together in the assailant’s white ute to a nearby caravan park where…Details
On Monday the 29th July 2013 at around midnight a nineteen-year-old female had just got off a train at the Clayton Railway Station and was walking home along Lillian Street when she was approached by the unknown male assailant. The assailant grabbed her from behind covering her mouth with his hand before sexually assaulting her. The…Details
On Tuesday the 30th July 2013 at around 3.40 pm an eleven-year-old boy was riding his bike along Railway Avenue in Ringwood East when a dark purple two door motor vehicle stopped in front of him. A male then alighted from the passenger’s side and ran towards him attempting to grab the young boy but…Details
On the 06-08-13 at around 6.00 pm an altercation occurred between two male motorists at the intersection of Station Road in Cairnlea. The motorists both exited their vehicles and a physical altercation ensued during which a man in his fifties was stabbed by the other motorist. The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to…Details
On Sunday the 04-08-13 a thirty-three-year-old male attempted to rob a Milk Bar on Parkside Drive in Shepparton armed with a tree branch. The offender dropped the weapon and fled when a customer entered the shop and he was arrested a short time later. If you have been a victim of crime at work call…Details
Associate Professor David Wells, one of Australia’s leading forensic medical experts, has said that the criminal justice system consistently fails victims of sex crime with many cases not reaching court. Dr Wells said that ”there is something fundamentally wrong with the way we treat the majority of rape victims with most never getting their day…Details
On Monday the 05-08-13 at around 8.50 pm a twenty-four-year-old male returned to his home on Douglas Street in Cowes to be confronted by a burglar. The burglar then ran from the house pursued by the home owner and a confrontation resulted with home owner being stabbed to his back. The victim sustained serious injuries…Details