On Thursday the 04-04-13 at around 8.45 pm two assailants wearing balaclavas entered the Milk Bar on Nicholson Street in Meadow Heights threatening the twenty-two-year-old shop assistant with a knife. The female shop assistant then produced a baseball bat to defend herself at which time she was sprayed with capsicum spray by the assailant. 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 Saturday the 06-04-13 at around 3.00 am two off duty police officers were assaulted by members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang at a hotel on Hare Street in Echuca. Both police officers were injured and one taken to hospital with facial injuries. Local detectives are investigating the incident. Also on the 06-04-13 two police officers…Details
On the 02-04-13 at around 3.30 pm a male in his seventies was stabbed multiple times to his chest outside his home in Little Ferguson Street Williamstown. Police later arrested a male nearby who was known to the victim. The victim was described as being in a serious but stable condition as the result of…Details
On the 23-03-13 at around 11.30 pm a molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a home in Yarrinup Avenue Chadstone endangering the lives of the five occupants. A twenty-three-year-old male has since been charged with conduct endangering life. If you have been the victim of arson or other violent crime contact Victims of…Details
On the 13-03-13 at around 8.15 am a male offender sexually assaulted two teenage girls in Rowville as they were walking to school. Knox detectives have since arrested a twenty-six-year-old male. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault call Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services Victoria for immediate assistance on 1800…Details
On Monday the 08-04-13 just before midnight a twenty-six-year-old male was walking along the Burwood Highway in East Burwood when he was approached by four teenagers, two males and two females. The four teenagers demanded cash from the victim before stabbing him and then fleeing. The victim sustained a stab wound to his back and…Details
On Saturday the 7th April 2013 police discovered the body of a twenty-nine-year-old female in Doveton Street Ballarat. Homicide detectives have since charged a twenty-nine-year-old male with murder who was remanded in custody to appear at the Ballarat Magistrate’s Court. Victims of crime for financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria…Details
On the 18-02-13 at around 9.20 am a masked male assailant armed with a sword entered a Milk Bar in Hayfield Road Roxburgh Park and attempted to walk behind the counter. The staff member challenged the assailant who then fled. The offender was described as being aged in his late teenage years and of medium…Details
On Sunday the 7th April at around 5.00 am police arrived at a home in St Albans to find a twenty-year-old female shot dead. Later that day, at around 8.30 pm, homicide detectives charged and arrested a twenty-two-year-old male who was taken to Sunshine police station. Police believe that the two were known to each…Details
On the 01-04-13 a male offender dressed in a pin striped suit held up two shops in Carlton North and Brunswick East. At around 2.45 pm he entered a bottle shop on Nicholson Street in Carlton North and after a brief chat with shop assistants he indicated that he had a gun and stole cash…Details
On Saturday the 06-04-13 at around 8.30 pm police attended an address on Beleura Way in Seabrook where they located a deceased twenty-eight-year-old male from Altona Meadows. Homicide detectives have charged a thirty-two-year-old Seabrook man with murder and who was remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Victims of crime for financial…Details
On the 04-04-13 at around 9.00 am a twenty-five-year-old male was delivering promotional material to homes in Broadhurst Avenue in Reservoir when a motor vehicle pulled up beside him. After a brief conversation the male motorist demanded the victim’s wallet and mobile phone and fearing for his safety the victim gave the assailants these items…Details
On Thursday the 04-04-13 at around 5.00 pm a twenty-five-year-old female was shopping at the Thompsons Road Supermarket in Cranbourne when she noticed a woman speaking to her three children. The mother soon after saw the female pick up her a four-year-old child in the toy aisle and when challenged the female put the child…Details
The South Australian Government is considering doubling the maximum payout to victims of crime from $50,000 to $100,000. The compensation rate has not changed since 1990 and the South Australian Government has some $100 Million stored in its Victims of Crime Fund which is meant to be used to support victims of crime. Michael O’Connell,…Details
On Tuesday the 02-04-13 at around 11.30 pm a male assailant armed with a knife entered the Chelsea Heights service station on Wells Road and demanded cash from the attendant. The attendant quickly activated the alarm and police arrived within minutes to arrest the twenty-eight-year-old assailant who was remanded in custody to appear at the…Details
On Wednesday the 27th February 2013 at around midday an assailant punched the motor vehicle of the sixty-three-year-old victim in North Fitzroy. When the victim got out of his motor vehicle he was punched. The victim then followed the assailant and was again assaulted and then returned to his motor vehicle followed by two assailants.…Details
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
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