On Friday the 03-05-13 police were investigating two attempted armed robberies at service stations in Chelsea and Mornington when at around 11.30 pm they came across an overturned motor vehicle on Racecourse Road. The four male occupants were then arrested in relation to nine armed robberies in the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula areas over 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 Sunday the 05-05-13 at around 1.00 pm a taxi driver was physically assaulted on Clarendon Street in South Melbourne. A twenty-year-old male was soon charged with intentionally causing injury and remanded in custody. Two females who were in the taxi have provided witness statements to police. Victims of physical assault call 1800 000 055…Details
On Saturday the 04-05-13 police charged a fifty-four-year-old male with murder. Police arrived at the Barkly Street home in Brunswick at around 6.30 pm and charged the alleged offender with one count of murder shortly afterwards and who was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For victims of crime support and advice…Details
On Thursday the 02-05-13 at around 1.00 pm a male assailant jumped into the front passenger side of the thirty-one-year-old female victim’s BMW motor vehicle in Footscray and threatened her with a sharp weapon. The assailant told the victim to drive to an ATM and to withdraw money. The victim drove to Union Road in…Details
On the 14-04-13 at around 3.00 am a twenty-five-year-old male was walking through Fitzroy Gardens when he was punched to the head by an unknown male assailant. Three to four other assailants, including one female, then appeared and also physically assaulted the victim and stealing his wallet and mobile phone before fleeing. Two bystanders came…Details
On Monday the 1st May 2013 just before 6.00 pm a nine-year-old girl was putting rubbish out at her front yard on Radford Road in Resevoir when a male riding a silver bike approached her. The male assailant grabbed her arm and the young female victim managed to free herself and run inside informing her…Details
On the 13-04-13 just after 9.00 am a male offender entered a petrol station on the corner of Punt Road and Commercial Road in Prahran and threatened the female staff member demanding money. The offender indicated that he had a weapon and told the female shop assistant not to make him use it. The offender…Details
On the 30-04-13 at around 830 pm a male aged in his fifties was attacked on Drummond Street in Carlton by four dogs. The attack lasted several minutes during which the victim sustained injuries to his arm, leg and back and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police arrested three men, aged from twenty-two…Details
Community Safety Fund grants (CSF) The Community Safety Fund grants provide funding for communities in Victoria to implement locally based crime prevention projects. Eligible projects must address a crime prevention issue within a local community. Funding available is up to $10,000.00. Go to: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/safetygrants. The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund…Details
On Monday the 30-04-13 there were two separate armed robberies in Notting Hill & Oakleigh. At around 6.00 pm three masked male offenders threatened the bottle shop attendant at a hotel on Ferntree Gully in Notting Hill with a screw driver. The offenders punched the staff person to the face before stealing cash and cigarettes…Details
On the 30-04-13 at around 2.00 am the residents of a home on Torresdale Drive in Boronia were awoken by a barking dog and soon found two offenders attempting to break into their home. The assailants when confronted sprayed a forty-eight-year-old resident with clear paint before fleeing over the back fence. The victim pursued the…Details
On the 19-04-13 at around 12.30 pm two men armed with a knife and a meat cleaver entered the Neerim Road Post Office in Murrumbeena and threatened staff. The assailants jumped over the service desk and stole money before fleeing in a motor vehicle driven by a third assailant. Police are appealing for witnesses. For…Details
On the 20-04-13 at around 6.20 pm a Protective Services Officer (PSO) was abused and assaulted by a male who was consuming alcohol at the Dandenong Railway Station. Police soon after arrested and charged the offender. If you have been the victim of crime while at work call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au…Details
On the 20th April 2013 at around 11.30 pm a fight erupted between two groups involving up to ten males and females inside a hotel on Raleigh road in Maribyrnong. A twenty-nine-year-old Melton man was struck with a glass during the altercation resulting in lacerations to the head and was treated at the Royal Melbourne…Details
On the 16-04-13 at around 12.50 am a twenty-five-year-old male was withdrawing money from an ATM in Cleeland Street Dandenong when he was struck from behind to the back of his head and had his wallet stolen. Police indicated that two men of African appearance were seen running from the scene. If you have been the…Details
On the evening of Monday the 22-04-13 four male assailants broke into a house in Colac armed with a machete and baseball bats. The male resident together with his son quickly fled the house while the assailants stole cash, computer equipment and electrical goods. Three of the four offenders were masked and described as being…Details
The Sentencing Advisory Council has just published a new report which shows that the average sentence for sexual offences significantly varies from state to state. In Victoria the average sentence for sexual offences is seven years. In New South Wales the average sentence for sexual offences is nine years. In Tasmania the average sentence for…Details
On Friday the 26-04-13 at around midday a forty-two-year-old female from Reservoir was walking along the Merri Creek bike path in Fawkner when she noticed a male sitting on a park bench looking at her. The male then asked her for the time and as she went to check her watch he grabbed her and…Details
On the 20th April 2013 at around 2.00 pm a male assailant entered a licensed premises on Cumberland Road in Pascoe Vale and threatened the attendant with a tomahawk. The assailant then opened the register and removed cash before fleeing on foot. The offender was described as being of Pacific Island/Maori appearance with a long…Details
On Monday the 10-04-13 at around 1.30 pm a male assailant physically assaulted a twenty-six-year-old male victim with a weapon causing serious injuries on Dundas Street in Preston before robbing him. At around 3.00 pm the same day the same assailant entered a tatts lotto shop in Carlton North and demanded money from the forty-seven-year-old…Details