Dear Teacher, I would like to thank all the students who participated in the 2012 Victims of Crime Essay Competition and to congratulate the winners who were from Xavier College and from Sienna College. We are currently planning our Victims of Crime Essay Competition topic for 2013 and would like to bring the topic in line with…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 the 13-01-13 at around 5.30 am Safe City CCTV operators reported witnessing a twenty-seven-year-old male being physically assaulted outside a licensed venue on Little Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD. The victim sustained head injuries and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Detectives from the Melbourne CIU are calling on any witnesses. If you…Details
On the 13-01-13 police arrested and charged four men, aged from nineteen to twenty-six years, in relation to thefts carried out from the 4th to the 8th of January on a St Albans bottle shop, an armed robbery at a St Albans convenience store and a robbery on a taxi driver. The four men were…Details
On Sunday the 13-01-13 at around 1.00 am three men armed with steel poles forced their way into the Foxton Street home in St Albans assaulting the two male occupants and stealing items before fleeing in a motor vehicle. The assailants crashed their motor vehicle soon afterwards with three assailants arrested by police. One victim…Details
On Saturday the 29-12-12 at around 6.00 pm two masked armed robbers held up the Supre factory outlet on Riggall Street Broadmeadows. The assailants armed with firearms ordered the seventeen-year-old Shop Assistant to the ground in front of customers before taking cash from the tills. The assailants then fled to a waiting motor vehicle. If…Details
On Wednesday the 09-01-13 at around 9.00 pm a white van pulled up outside a house on Townsend Street in Port Welshpool. A male in his fifties alighted and attempted to grab the four-year-old boy who was playing in the driveway. The boy’s six-year-old sister intervened and the two children ran inside and the male…Details
On Saturday the 05-01-13 at around 11.45 pm a thirty-three-year-old male was confronted by three male assailants, aged in their early twenties, after leaving a bar and restaurant in Main Street Diamond Creek. The three assailants then proceeded to physically assault him and repeatedly punch him causing the victim to suffer severe facial injuries. For…Details
On the 6th January 2013 at around 12.30 am the fifty-year-old male driver overtook another vehicle on McKimmies Road in Mill Park when the driver of the other vehicle began to follow him. Both vehicles then stopped and both drivers alighted when the fifty-year-old man was attacked and punched and kicked until unconscious. The assailant…Details
On the 5th January 2013 at around 3.00 pm a male driver was reverse parking in Chapel Street Windsor when the motorist behind him honked his horn and then parked his van nearby and alighted and repeatedly shouted at the victim before punching the driver’s side window. The incident was witnessed by the victim’s four-year-old…Details
On Thursday the 03-01-13 at around 7.00 pm a woman was attacked while walking through a reserve in Hoppers Crossing. The female victim managed to fight off the assailant who ran away. The female victim described the assailant as dark skinned with short curly hair and wearing black tracksuit pants. If you have been the…Details
On Tuesday the 8th January 2013 at around 10.00 am two armed assailants robbed a gaming venue on Dorset Road in Croydon. Police have arrested one man and are searching for the second man and have warned residents to be on the look out but not to approach the assailant. For victims of crime support and…Details
On the 01-01-13 at around 1.00 am a thirty-three-year-old male victim was followed off a train at the Moorabbin Railway Station by two males and a female aged in their early twenties who then attacked him and punched him to the head and upper body. The victim fled the railway station followed by the assailants…Details
On the 5th January 2013 at around 1.30 am a female was physically assaulted in her Montmorency home by two female burglars. The female victim was bitten to her arm while trying to fend off the burglars. Later the same day at around 3.30 pm the two assailants returned and again physically assaulted the female…Details
Between the 30-12-12 and the 04-01-13 five woman aged from twenty and thirty-five years have been sexually assaulted by a man riding a motorbike along bike paths in separate incidents in Epping, Mill Park, Reservoir, Coburg & Thomastown. Epping SOCAU detectives are appealing for public assistance and who described the assailant as being aged between…Details
On Friday the 4th January 2013 a sixty-four-year-old male was physically assaulted outside the Alfred Hospital in Prahran while picking his wife up from the hospital. The victim was involved in an altercation with the driver of a passing vehicle who grabbed the victim and threw him to the ground. The victim was treated at…Details
On the 01-01-13 at around 5.00 am a twenty-two-year-old female was attacked and sexually assaulted in a car park on Ballarat Road in Footscray who was later treated at the Sunshine Hospital. Police have arrested a twenty-six-year-old male from West Footscray in relation to the incident. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800…Details
On the 01-01-13 just after 1.00 am a male assailant entered a convenience store on Separation Street in North Geelong and purchased a drink before producing a knife and threatening the Shop Assistant demanding money. On the 03-01-13 just after 3.20 am a male assailant entered a convenience store on Settlement Road in Belmont and…Details
On the 04-01-13 at around 12.45 pm a thirteen-year-old girl was walking along Surf Beach Road in Cape Paterson with friends when an unknown adult male aged in his late twenties grabbed her from behind to her lower body before fleeing. If you have been the victim of a sexual or physical assault contact Victims…Details
On Saturday the 06-01-13 at around 11.00 pm a twenty-eight-year-old pizza delivery man attended a home on Sorrento Street in Broadmeadows to be informed that the home occupants did not place the order. As the delivery driver returned to his motor vehicle he was physically assaulted and pushed to the ground by two unknown male…Details
On Friday the 04-01-13 at around 9.30 pm a male assailant armed with a knife and aged in his thirties demanded cash from a Cashier at Ferntree Gully Supermarket on Burwood Highway. The Cashier handed over a significant amount of money and the assailant then fled in a motor vehicle. Knox CIU Detectives are appealing…Details