Telstra is currently revising its policy on charging silent line fees for victims of domestic violence. Victims who have an Intervention Order recognising a security threat or are clients of community organisations providing services to victims of crime facing a security threat may be eligible. Victims of domestic violence or other crimes should call Telstra…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.
Crime Prevention Grants of up to $10,000.00 are available to organizations such as councils and community groups to implement crime prevention projects. Over the past two years the state government had provided $1.8 million in funding to two hundred and seventy four crime prevention projects. For details go to: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/safetygrants with applications closing on the 29-05-13. For victims of…Details
On March the 21st at around 9.00 am a sixty-two-year-old female was punched to the face in St. Kilda by an unknown male who was trespassing on her property. The victim lost consciousness after hitting her head on the ground and was treated at the Alfred Hospital. The male assailant, believed to be aged around…Details
Topic: “Are the current avenues for Victims of Crime in Victoria to access compensation effective? If so, how? If not, what are the alternative avenues for victims to seek compensation? Also address the impact of crimes on individuals and society and whether or not our sentences are effectively addressing the crimes.” Essay by Piotr S.…Details
Hospital staff are constantly being subjected to criminal acts. Recently three women physically assaulted two security guards in the Royal Women’s Hospital, a nurse was struck to the head and another two nurses punched. Diana Asmar, Health Services Union Victorian Secretary, is calling for hospital security guards to be armed but the Australian Medical Association and…Details
On Saturday the 30-03-13 at around 3.00 am a nineteen-year-old male was with a friend outside a service station in Sebastopol when he became involved in an argument with another two men. The nineteen-year-old victim was subsequently seriously assaulted and initially treated at the Ballarat Base Hospital and then airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with…Details
On Tuesday 26 March 2013 around 8.00 am a fifty-three-year-old woman was walking through a park on DeChene Parade in Coburg when she was approached by a male asking for directions. The male then indecently assaulted her before fleeing. The assailant was described as being of Indian appearance and aged in his mid twenties. Fawkner…Details
On Monday the 25th March 2013 at around 2.40 pm a female was walking her dog in Barwon Heads when a male assailant pushed her from behind causing her to fall to the ground. The male assailant then pulled his pants down and exposed himself to her before fleeing. Detectives from Geelong are investigating the…Details
On Thursday the 28-03-13 at around 4.00 am a number of gunshots were fired in Kensington. A short time later a male aged in his thirties sought treatment at the Western Hospital for gunshot wounds. Police are appealing for witnesses. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on 1800 000 055…Details
On Tuesday the 26-03-13 at around 5.00 pm an eighteen-year-old male was crossing Dandenong Road in Carnegie with his girlfriend when a male from a passing vehicle verbally abused him. The male driver, aged around forty years, then alighted from his motor vehicle and physically assaulted the teenager, caused him to fall to the ground,…Details
On Saturday the 23-3-13 at around 3.00 pm a sixty-seven-year-old female was stationary in her motor vehicle at traffic lights in Nunawading when an unknown male aged in his forties and of Middle Eastern appearance approached her and opened the driver’s side door and verbally abused her before punching her to the side of her…Details
From the 01-01-11 to the 31-12-11 there were 51,146 crimes committed against a person reported to the police, or 140 crimes per day, such as a physical assault (38,616 reported incidents). From the 01-01-12 to the 31-12-12 there were 57,764 crimes committed against a person reported to the police, or 158 crimes per day, such…Details
On the 15th March 2013 at around 3.30 pm a forty-eight-year-old male cyclist was physically assaulted with a tree branch in Rowville after photographing three men vandalising buildings with graffiti. The three assailants verbally abused the victim before following him in their motor vehicle and striking him with the tree branch. If you have been…Details
On the 22-03-13 at around 6.30 pm a seventeen-year-old male entered the Freedom Service Station in Sale and demanded money from the shop assistant. The offender then fled on foot but was soon apprehended by police. If you have been the victim of crime while at work contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services…Details
On Monday the 18th March 2013 at around 9.00 pm an assailant armed with a knife attempted to steal a cash register from a Point Cook Milk Bar. The assailant was unsuccessful and fled the scene empty handed. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling…Details
On Saturday the 23-03-13 at around 3.00 am Geelong police found a forty-two-year-old man at a home in Norlane suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. The male victim was taken to Geelong Hospital with serious injuries. Geelong CIU later charged a twenty-four-year-old female with assault with a weapon and remanded her to appear…Details
On the 18-03-13 at around 11.00 pm police were conducting breath tests along Somerton Road in Campbellfield when the driver of a Holden station wagon failed to stop and then accelerated towards a police officer who was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The vehicle was later spotted in Gladstone…Details
On Thursday the 14th March 2013 at around 11.00 pm a gang of male assailants threatened staff at the Springvale RSL with a knife. Security staff as well as two patrons confronted the armed robbers and a struggle ensued and a nineteen-year-old male was overpowered and restrained until the police arrived who arrested him with…Details
A report just released, Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts, analysing the behaviours of thousands of Australian drinkers revealed that after 1.00 am across Australia around 30% of the 6500 patrons tested had a blood alcohol reading of above 0.1%, with the highest averages in Geelong and Perth. The project interviewed almost 7000…Details
On the 19-03-13 at around 9.45 am a female in her thirties was walking along Cleeland Street in Dandenong when she was approached by an unknown male who was standing at the bus stop and who sexually assaulted her. The female victim managed to free herself and flee. Police arrested a thirty-five-year-old male shortly afterwards.…Details