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

 

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.

Conduct Endangering Life – Corio Geelong

On Saturday 16-02-13 a taxi was struck by a rock while travelling along the Princes Highway in Corio injuring the twenty-two-year-old front seat passenger. The victim sustained a laceration to his left check amongst other facial injuries and was treated in hospital. Police believe that several teenagers may have been responsible for the random attack…

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Domestic Violence – Victoria

On Friday the 8th February 2013 a twenty-one-year-old woman sustained lacerations to her arm and face following a domestic dispute with a twenty-eight-year-old man in Camperdown. Police have charged the offender with recklessly causing serious injury and is to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or…

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Victims of Crime – Alcohol, Drugs & Prescription Medication

A Flinders University pilot survey of 58 clients at the Victim Support Service last year found almost half – 26 victims – had increased self-medication. This included drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist or medical professional, as well as alcohol, illicit drugs and medication obtained without a prescription. Researchers now want funding to expand the study…

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Protective Services Officer – Physical

On the 03-02-13 at around 7.00 pm a Protective Services Officer (PSO) was physically assaulted at the Coburg Railway Station while attempting to arrest the twenty-eight-year-old male offender. The Protective Services Officer sustained minor injuries.

For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au