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*.

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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.



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.

Armed Robberies- Lalor & Preston

On the 14-11-16 three teenage boys ages seventeen and eighteen years committed armed robberies at a jewellery store in Lalor and at a tobacconist in Preston. The three offenders were arrested later that same day following a police pursuit. They have both been remanded to appear in a children’s court and the other at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.…


Armed Robberies & Aggravated Burglaries – North-West Melbourne

Between the 05-10-16 to the 10-10-16 six teenage males, aged from fourteen to seventeen years, committed the following serious crimes: 05-10-16: Burglary and theft of motor vehicle from a home on Narnia Way in Epping 08-10-16: Armed robbery at a service station on Cemetery Road in Keilor East 09-10-16: Armed robbery at a fast food…


Assault – Hawthorn Train Station

On the 06-10-16 at around 4.00 pm a male assaulted a seventy-three-year-old female on a train at Hawthorn Station. The offender then alighted and proceeded to assault a fifty-four-year-old male and a fourteen-year-old boy. Witnesses managed to restrain the offender until police arrived and arrested him. The offender was a forty-one-year-old male from Tullamarine who…


Carjacking – Chadstone Shopping Centre

On the 13-09-16 just after midnight a thirty-nine-year-old male parked his 2016 Mercedes station wagon outside the supermarket entrance of the Chadstone Shopping Centre as a dark coloured sedan pulled up behind him. An offender alighted from the vehicle, which contained two other occupants, and threatened him with a firearm demanding he hand over his…


Aggravated Burglaries & Carjacking – North Western Suburbs

On the 05-09-16 eight teenagers, aged from fourteen to sixteen-years, were arrested following two aggravated burglaries and a carjacking all within the space of one hour in the north western suburbs of Melbourne. At around 4.50 pm police arrested two teenagers in a vacant home on Ceratta Crescent in Tarneit and later that afternoon, at…