On the 15-06-16 two male offenders, aged seventeen and twenty-one-years, and armed with weapons were arrested by Brunswick police following several armed robberies on taxi drivers that evening in the Coburg and Brunswick areas. At around 10.00 pm a taxi driver was threatened on Sydney Road and the offenders fled with cigarettes. At around 11.40…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 15-06-16 at around 12.45 am a male offender threatened the victim leaving his business premises with a handgun on Ashley Avenue in Frankston before stealing his motor vehicle. Somerville Highway Patrol Police soon located the stolen motor vehicle and initiated a pursuit which went for just under twenty-five minutes through the of streets…Details
On the 14-06-16 police arrested and charged two males and two females, aged between thirteen and eighteen year, at a Dandenong motel following a series of serious crimes. Incidents occurred in Cranbourne, Officer, Hallam, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Mulgrave & Pakenham and the offenders were charged with various crimes including aggravated burglary, theft related offences, breaching…Details
On the 13-06-16 just after 7.00 pm a masked male offender armed with a knife entered a fast food restaurant in Corio demanding cash from the staff. The offender stole a significant amount of money before fleeing the premises on foot running west across the Princes Highway towards Rosewall Estate. The offender was described as…Details
On the 13-06-16 at around 3.20 am a twenty-two-year-old Wendouree man was walking home along Peel Street when he noticed a silver motor vehicle following him. A male aged in his early twenties alighted and assaulted the victim with what appeared to be a tyre iron demanding the victim’s mobile phone and wallet. The victim…Details
On the 10-05-16 at around 6.00 am the female occupant of an Adelaide Street home in Mornington entered her garage to see a male crouching near her motor vehicle. The man then jumped up and grabbed her by her shoulder demanding the car keys. The female victim threw her cup of tea at the offender…Details
On the 14-05-16 a male assaulted a woman in a shop on Bell Street in Pascoe Vale South while attempting to steal an item from her. The offender then proceeded to a nearby fast food restaurant where he assaulted three staff members. An off-duty police officer intervened and was also assaulted receiving minor injuries. Police…Details
On the 26-04-16 at around 3.00 am a male armed with a hammer and a knife entered a convenience store on Canterbury Road. The offender threatened the shop attendant demanding cash and after being handed a small amount of cash fled the scene in a stolen Nissan Pulsar travelling towards Box Hill. The motor was…Details
On Sunday the 27-03-16 at around 8.00 pm a male wearing a balaclava and armed with a machete forced his way into a home on Vary Street in Morwell. The offender threatened the three female occupants with the weapon before stealing a handbag, which contained money, a mobile phone and some medication and fleeing the…Details
On the 23-03-16 at around 5.30pm three girls aged eleven, twelve and fifteen years were at a reserve on Sparks Road in Norlane when they were approached by a group of around ten unknown youths. The three victims were verbally abused and assaulted and had their mobile phones damaged but fortunately only suffered minor injuries.…Details
On Tuesday the 22-03-16 at around 7.20 pm an unknown male entered an adult entertainment store on Glen Huntly Road enquiring about synthetic cannabis. When shown the product by a staff member the offender then produced a knife threatening the employee before stealing a quantity of synthetic cannabis and running from the store. If you…Details
On Monday the 08-03-16 at around 2.30 pm a male offender entered a specialty store located inside a shopping centre on Greens Road in Wyndham Vale. After brousing for some ten minutes the offender took a screwdriver set to the front counter and when asked for payment the male produced a knife and demanded cash…Details
Arakan Martial Art has been providing members of all ages on the Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sydney, with specialised self-defence and martial art lessons for going on 23 years. We pride ourselves in providing members of the public with the skills, confidence and focus, which in turn assists with their personal development and empowerment.…Details
On the 17-01-16 at around 2.00 am a thirty-five-year-old man from New South Wales used an ATM on Smith Street in Collingwood. The man then walked to Little Oxford Street where he was approached by two men who demanded his wallet before tripping him up and assaulting him stealing his wallet and phone before fleeing.…Details
On the 24-01-16 at around 7.00am a twenty-two-year-old man from Pascoe Vale was on a stationary train on the Upfield line when he was approached by an unknown man. The offender then attempted to steal the victim’s phone repeatedly punching him before getting off the train only to promptly returned and continue the assault. The…Details
On the 29-01-16 at around 12.45am a masked male entered a service station on the Melton Highway in Hillside and threatened the attendant with a weapon demanding cash and cigarettes. The offender then fled. Later that same morning, at around 3.05am, two offenders armed with a weapon smashed the front windows of a female victim’s…Details
On the 01-02-16 at around 4.10am emergency services found a man in his twenties with a gunshot wound to the chest at a reserve on Staff Street in Moe. Armed crime detectives have since charged a sixty-nine-year-old man with the shooting and who was remanded in custody to appear at Morwell Magistrates’ Court. If you…Details
On the 02-02-16 at around 6.15pm a male and a female entered the petrol station on Grant Road in Baxter and threatened the attendant with a hand gun. The offenders stole cash before riding off on the motorcycle. Police are appealing for public assistance regarding the armed robbery. If you have been a victim of…Details
Self Defence Hub was founded in January 2014 by Andre Conate, who has an extraordinary passion for women’s empowerment and safety. Looking at the Australian national statistics of crimes against women, Andre knew there needed to be a safe environment where women can learn self defence. Having studied martial arts for over 20 years she…Details