On the 24-02-17 at around 2.30 pm an eighty-one-year-old woman was loading groceries into the boot of her car when a male approached her and grabbed the strap of her handbag causing her to fall to the ground. The offender then dragged her along the ground for several meters before fleeing with the handbag containing…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 01-03-17 at around 6.00 am a seventy-nine-year-old woman was awoken by an intruder at her Bellara Drive home in Croydon. The offender demanded the elderly woman’s motor vehicle keys stealing her motor vehicle. Police later that morning at around 8.00 am arrested two men in Ringwood. Maroondah CIU detectives later that morning arrested…Details
On the 23-02-17 during the early morning three male offenders, two armed with machetes and one with a shotgun, perpetrated a series of armed robberies. At around 12.55 am they attempted an armed robbery at a Service Station on Heatherton Road, Narre Warren North. At around 3.45 am again another armed robbery at the same…Details
On the 21-02-17 at around 11.30 pm a male forced his way into a home on Breffna Street in Preston and assaulted a fifty-seven-year-old female occupant. The offender then fled the scene in his motor vehicle running off the road at the intersection of Gladstone and High streets and colliding with the front of a…Details
On the 20-02-17 at around 12.00 noon a teenage male was being racially abusive abusing towards several male customers in a fish and chip shop located on High Street in Shepparton. A fifty-year-old male asked the offender to leave at which time the offender punched the victim to his chest and as the victim turned…Details
On the 18-02-17 at around 10.20 pm a twenty-one-year-old female from St. Kilda was approached by three teenage females when an altercation occurred and she was slashed with a knife to her upper arm before the offenders ran away down Spencer Street towards Flinders Street. The victims was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.…Details
On the afternoon of the 18-02-17 a seventy-two-year-old Melbourne man was shot at Everton. The victim was riding his bike along the Myrtleford-Everton Rail Trail when he received a gunshot wound to the upper body. The elderly male was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. CIU detectives are appealing for…Details
A male armed with a knife has entered a string of Service Stations demanding cash from the shop attendants. The service stations include: On the 15-02-17 at around 10.15 pm a Service Station Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. On the 16-02-17 at around 2.05 am and on the 17-02-17 at around 8.15 pm a Service Station on…Details
On the 16-02-17 at around 11.30 am a fifty-one-year-old male from Cranbourne was assaulted in Boronia and was taken to hospital with head injuries. Police has since charged a twenty-six-year-old man from Boronia with intentionally causing serious injury and other assault-related offences and was remanded to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Victims of physical assault call…Details
On the 12-02-17 a stabbing occurred in Brighton East and on the 19-02-17 Glen Eira Bayside CIU Detectives arrested and charged a twenty-six-year-old Chirnside Park man with attempted murder and he was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Shortly afterwards a second twenty-eight-year-old Burwood man presented himself at the Bayside Police Station and…Details
On the14-02-17 at around 6.30 pm on West Melton Drive near the intersection with James Cook Drive a 14-year-old boy stepped off the nature strip onto the roadway and when he saw two motorbikes travelling towards him quickly stepped back onto the nature strip. One of the two motor bike riders stopped and punched the…Details
The best way to make a Crime Compensation Application is simply to complete our online Enquiry Form at: http://victimsofcrime.com.au/enquiry-form/
By completing this Enquiry Form you have immediately commenced the process and you are well on your way to receiving your entitlements for compensation as the result of being the victim of a violent crime.
On the 06-12-16 at around 2.00 am two offenders broke into a home in Croydon causing the resident’s dog to bark and waking them. The offenders fled with one driving off in a Porsche motor vehicle owned by the residents. Police quickly arrested two men nearby on High Street Road and a third man on Springvale…Details
On the 15-11-16 at around 8.45 pm three men wearing hoodies and gloves forcefully entered a home on Black Rock Road in Neilborough, Bendigo. The male and female occupants were made to lie on the floor while one of the offenders who was armed with a knife made repeated demands for cash and firearms.The offenders stole cash and…Details
On the 14-11-16 at around 4.15 am three male offenders armed with a machete and a meat cleaver entered a fast food restaurant on the Maroondah Highway in Ringwood and demanded money from staff members. The terrified staff members handed over a quantity of cash and the offenders then fled from the scene on foot.…Details
On the 20-11-16 at around 4.30 pm the male offender entered a taxi at the intersection of Stephensons Road and Waverley Road in Chadstone requesting to be driven to Melbourne. A short time later the male attacked the taxi driver with a knife. The taxi driver quickly stopped the taxi and fled the vehicle having sustained…Details
On the 14-11-16 three teenage boys ages seventeen and eighteen years committed armed robberies at a jewellery store in Lalor and at a tobacconist in Preston. The three offenders were arrested later that same day following a police pursuit. They have both been remanded to appear in a children’s court and the other at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.…Details
On Friday 11 November at around 3.40 am a group of masked offenders gained access to a home in Glen Huntly occupied by a seventy-nine-year-old victim. The offenders assaulted the elderly victim demanding cash but fled when the victim’s housemate returned home. The offenders are perceived to be Caucasian and aged in their mid twenties to mid…Details
On the 23-10-16 at around 5.30 am a female victim arose from her bed at her home on Heather Grove in East Cranbourne to find her front door open and her white 2014 Lexus with Victorian registration 1CC7IS missing from her garage. Thee victim, a jockey, said that horse racing equipment, including a number of…Details
On Friday 14 October at about 5.40 pm two teenage boys, aged 14 & 17 years, were in a shopping centre when they were approached by nine unknown assailants. Both teenage victims were subsequently pushed to the ground and kicked multiple times. Manningham CIU detectives are appealing for public assistance following an assault. Victims of…Details