On Wednesday the 06-03-13 at around 2.00 pm a male offender armed with a golf club entered the Northcote Service Station in High Street. The offender demanded cash from a shop assistant and then proceeded smashing the shop display and glass entry. The staff fled into the staff room and locked the door leaving 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 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 Thursday the 7th March 2013 at around 10.00 pm two men, aged thirty-one and thirty-two years, were struck by a black Holden Cruze sedan motor vehicle in Heidelberg West. The younger male was dragged some forty meters and then thrown onto the road by the motor vehicle and was rushed to the Royal Melbourne…Details
Some relevant activities for victims of crime: Preventing Violence Against Women: What Works and What Doesn’t in Anglican Communities at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne Community performance of “I don’t wanna play house”. Tammy Anderson delivers a powerful performance, dealing with the heartbreaking topic of child abuse and domestic violence at Swanston Hall at the Melbourne…Details
The 31st of March is Neighbour Day which was founded by Neighbourhood Watch in 2003. Neighbour Day is meant to remind people to be considerate of their neighbours and to encourage them to focus on making their local community safer. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au…Details
On the night of the 26-02-13 a number of homes in Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Black Rock & Brighton were burgled. The offenders forced their way into homes by either forcing windows open or breaking through rear doors. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services Victoria…Details
On the 06-03-13 at around 5.30 pm a male offender armed with a jemmy bar and wearing a balaclava entered the cash lenders store on Franklin Street in Traralgon and approached the female staff member demanding cash. The shop assistant handed over an amount of money which the offender placed in a duffle bag and…Details
On the 06-03-13 at around 1.10 am a masked male assailant armed with a sword entered the Plenty Road Service Station in Preston. The assailant demanded money from the male shop assistant as well as from a female customer in the store who both handed over cash and the assailant then fled. Victims of armed…Details
On the evening of the 05-03-13 a twenty-six-year-old male was involved in an assault at the Sikh Temple in Craigieburn. The male was later arrested by police at the Craigieburn Railway Station and charged to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court. Victims of physical assault contact Victims Crime Compensation Victoria for Crime Compensation of up…Details
On Monday the 4th March 2013 at around 6.00 pm a female victim was confronted by a burglar in the bedroom of her Malvern Road Toorak home. Police soon afterwards arrested two males, a nineteen-year-old and a twenty-year-old, at the nearby Hawksburn Railway Station and charged them with aggravated burglary and they were remanded to…Details
On the 28-02-12 at around 5.10 pm two staff members were closing a retail store in Wallace Square in Melton when they were attacked by a masked assailant. The assailant threatened the victims with a knife, tied them with cable and physically assaulted them with weapons, including a baseball bat, before fleeing with cash, jewellery…Details
On the 20-02-13 at around 11.25 pm a taxi driver was the victim of an armed robbery perpetrated by two unknown males in Caroline Springs. The taxi driver collected the assailants at the Sunshine Railway Station who then threatened him with knives demanding cash. A thirty-year-old male has since been arrested and charged with armed…Details
Written by Terry Hayes (concerned citizen) I write to encourage a different approach to dealing with the perpetrators and victims of unprovoked violence which is often characterised by massive hits to the head and kicking while the victim is on the ground done by persons sometimes influenced by alcohol, drugs or both and who do it…Details
On Monday the 4th March 2013 at around 8.10 am a fifty-seven-year-old male was found unconscious on a Dandenong street following being assaulted. The victim was taken to the Alfred Hospital for treatment. Police are appealing for any witnesses. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or…Details
On the 07-02-13 at around 3.20 pm a male aged in his late forties exposed himself and then perpetrated a sexual act in front of a group of school girls as they were walking through Boroondara Park in East Camberwell. Box Hill SOCIT detectives are appealing for witnesses. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
On the 19-02-13 two assailants armed with a hammer entered the Pascoe Vale 7-Eleven store and threatened the shop attendant. The assailants were unable to open the cash register and fled with a quantity of cigarettes. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On the 26-02-13 at around 9.00 an altercation occurred between two males following a motor vehicle collision on Gaffney Street in Coburg. Police have since arrested a male charged with kidnapping and other offences and remanded in custody. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email:…Details
On Saturday the 23rd February 2013 at around 1.45 am a twenty-five-year-old male Irish tourist was at a bar in Fitzroy when he was assaulted by two unknown male assailants with a weapon. The victim sustained a broken jaw and teeth and was treated at the St Vincent’s Hospital. Assaults in the City of Yarra…Details
On Friday the 01-03-13 at around 9.30 pm residents of a home on Sydenham Road in Sydenham called police following an aggravated burglary. Police from Sunshine and Keilor Downs Police Stations promptly arrived and arrested the assailant fleeing the scene carrying stolen items. The offender was then taken to the Sunshine Hospital as the result…Details
On the 1st March 2013 at around 10.00 pm shots were fired into motor vehicles parked on Norton Drive in Melton. Two men, a thirty-eight-year-old from Point Cook and a twenty-eight-year-old from Melton, were later treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with gunshot wounds. Police are appealing for witnesses. If you have been the victim…Details
On Thursday the 28-02-13 at around 11.00 pm a fifty-nine-year-old male was involved in an altercation with a teenage male of Pacific Islander appearance on a tram in South Yarra. As the elderly male went to alight he fell from the tram onto the roadway sustaining injuries and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.…Details