On Tuesday the 01-01-12 at around 11.00 pm a seventeen-year-old couple were approached in the car park of the Wantirna South shopping centre by a male assailant aged in his early twenties who threatened them with an iron bar before stealing the teenage male’s mobile phone and wallet and fleeing on foot. If you have…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 Tuesday the 01-01-13 at around 4.10 pm a nineteen-year-old male was waiting at the Sunshine Railway Station bus terminal when he was approached by a thirty-one-year-old male and a twenty-seven-year-old female who used a weapon to threaten him before stealing cash and his mobile phone. Later that evening, at around 10.00 pm, the two…Details
On the 01-01-13 at around 2.10 am the two male victims were getting out of a taxi, which had parked across a driveway on Toorak Road in Toorak, blocking access to the assailant’s vehicle when he attacked the males, punching one unconscious and who required treatment at the Alfred Hospital. If you have been the…Details
On Saturday the 29-12-12 just after 8.00 pm two masked robbers armed with a knife and a meat cleaver held up the Subway Restaurant on St Georges Road in Northcote. The assailants demanded money from staff as well as from customers, forcing a forty-two-year-old male customer to the ground before stealing his mobile phone and…Details
On the 31-12-12 just before 1.00 am a thirty-four-year-old male was riding his bike along Canterbury Road in Middle Park when he was approached by two men and robbed of his iPhone at knife point. South Melbourne police promptly used the “find my phone” app to track down and arrest the thirty and thirty-eight year…Details
On Monday the 31-12-12 just after 1.00 am a fight broke out between some ten males outside a fast food restaurant opposite the Rye Pier. A twenty-two-year-old male was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with critical injuries and a twenty-three-year-old male to Frankston Hospital with a broken jaw. If you have been the victim of…Details
On Saturday the 29-12-12 at around 6.00 pm two assailants armed with guns and with stockings over their heads threatened customers and staff at the Supre fashion store in Broadmeadows before stealing cash and clothing. One hour later on the same day, at around 7.00 pm, three assailants armed with a sword, meat cleaver and…Details
On the 29-12-12 at around 3.00 am a forty-nine-year-old male sustained a broken nose following an altercation at a Northcote restaurant involving up to ten people. The victim was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police have since arrested a Northcote man in respect to the assault. For victims of crime support and advice call…Details
On Saturday the 29-12-12 at around 10.40 pm a sixteen-year-old boy was confronted by a group of Asian males outside a house in Gordon Street Footscray and subsequently stabbed to his abdomen and wrist. The teenage boy was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A short time later a fifteen-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times…Details
On the 28-12-12 just after 12.00 noon three male assailants armed with machetes terrorised staff and customers at the Clayton Post Office before fleeing with a quantity of cash.
For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 28-12-12 at around 1.30 am several men were sitting outside a café in Acland Street St Kilda when they were approached by two intoxicated females who soon walked off. A male, who was with the two females, then approached the men and grabbed a glass off the table and struck the twenty-seven-year-old male…Details
On Friday the 28-12-12 at around 10.30 am a male offender armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava entered the gaming area of the Richmond Hotel in Swan Street and threatened staff demanding money. After being given cash the assailant fled the venue along Waverley Street. The assailant was described as being of Asian…Details
On Saturday the 22-12-12 at around 1.30 am a twenty-year-old female answered a knock on her front door to be confronted by her former partner. The male assailant then repeatedly physically assaulted the female victim tying her feet and hands with wire before dragging her to his motor vehicle. The assailant then stabbed the victim…Details
On the 19-12-12 at around 6.10 am a male home occupant in Windsor heard noise and quickly got up out of bed to confront a male offender in his backyard. The male offender had already stolen property from inside the house and was attempting to steal a motor scooter. The male occupant wrestled with the…Details
On Wednesday the 26-12-12 at around 4.30 pm a confrontation arose between two motor cyclists and a twenty-year-old female driver in Gisborne South during which she was assaulted through her window. A male motorcyclists aged in his forties has spoken with police and the motorcycles involved are described as Harley Davidsons. If you have been…Details
On Friday the 21-12-12 at around 5.30 pm the police arrived at the Seymour Racecourse following reports of a brawl involving around forty people and subsequently arrested four adult males from Melbourne aged from twenty-one to forty-four years of age. The assailants were granted bail and due to appear in April 2013 at the Seymour…Details
On Saturday the 22-12-12 at around 12.45 am three men were involved in an altercation in Traralgon when a thirty-three-year-old male produced a knife and stabbed the thirty-two-year-old victim who later passed away in hospital. The assailant has been arrested by police. If you are the family member of a murder victim contact Victims of…Details
Traditionally domestic violence increases over the festive period. Over the same period last Christmas the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service took over 2600 enquires for assistance for women in domestically violent situations. Women will often try to have a family Christmas, particularly if there are children involved, but if the domestic violence continues they will…Details
On Tuesday the 18-12-12 at around 3.00 pm a seventeen-year-old female was walking from a bus stop along Canterbury Road in Box Hill South when she was approached from behind by an unknown male of Asian appearance aged in his mid twenties who indecently assaulted her. Since August of this year eight similar crimes have…Details
On the morning of the 16-12-12 a thirty-nine-year-old male was stabbed to the neck and subsequently treated in hospital. Police soon after charged a fifty-five-year-old male who was bailed to appear at the Maryborough Magistrates’ Court early next year. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or…Details