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
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 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.
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
On the 17-12-12 a twenty-nine-year-old male was initially assaulted in a house in Sunshine and then in another house in Geelong. The victim was released at around 2.00 am with extensive injuries and was treated at the Geelong Hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or other serious crime call Victims…Details
On Friday the 14-12-12 at around 7.00 am an eighteen year old male got off a bus on Pascoe Vale Road and was walking through Meadow Heights when he was approached by three unknown males. A confrontation then ensued and the teenage male was stabbed to his stomach and the three assailants fled. The victim…Details
On Friday the 07-12-12 a sixty-two-year-old disabled female was assaulted in her own home in Morwell after the assailant broke into her home and demanded cash.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 10-12-12 at around 1.35 am two assailants, a male and a female, entered the Noble Park 7Eleven Store and threatened the Shop Assistant with a knife demanding cash but fleeing empty handed. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go…Details
On Tuesday 11-12-12 at around 11.30 pm up to thirty drunk and aggressive teenagers were involved in a brawl at the Cheltenham Railway Station after attending Bayside Carols. Several of the youths sustained minor injuries and a knife was involved. Police quickly broke up the fight and expressed concern why children as young as thirteen…Details
On Tuesday the 11-12-12 at around 8.30 pm a Protective Services Officer (PSO) was seriously assaulted whilst on patrol near Parliament House. The assailant approached the PSO and after a short conversation struck the PSO with a hammer to his head before stealing his gun and fleeing through the Treasury Gardens. A short time later…Details
On Saturday the 08-12-12 an eighteen-year-old male was stabbed during a fight involving up to ten people at a students’ end of year party in North Balwyn. The victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and has since been released. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415…Details
On the 10-12-12 at around 8.10 am an eleven year old girl was assaulted and grabbed the arm by a male in Hastings before she managed to break free and run away. Today detectives from the Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team arrested a thirty-one-year-old male in relation to the assault. For victims…Details
On Friday the 07-12-12 at around 6.00 am a twenty-eight-year-old female was asleep in a St Kilda Motel on Carlisle Street when she was awoken by a male assailant in her room. The assailant proceeded to sexually assault the victim as she lay in bed. The female then jumped out of bed and the assailant…Details
On Sunday the 09-12-12 at around 5.00 am two men, both aged nineteen-years, were stabbed to the neck and back following an altercation between two groups of men outside a taxi rank in Ballarat. Both victims were treated at hospital. A twenty-five-year-old male was arrested shortly after the incident. If you have been the victim…Details
On Monday the 03-12-12 at around 8.40 am a thirteen-year-old girl was walking to school in Melton when a male of Middle Eastern appearance and aged in his mid twenties approached her and exposed himself and performed a lewd act. The young female victim screamed and the assailant fled. Footscray Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation…Details
On the 03-12-12 at around 5.00 pm a twelve year old girl was walking home from the school when she noticed a male of Indian appearance aged in his mid forties following her in East Malvern. The assailant chased the young girl who managed to enter a home and the assailant then ran off. If…Details
On the 06-12-12 at around 5.15 pm three masked men threatened Dan Murphy’s Bottle Shop staff in Bulleen with knives demanding money. The assailants took the money and fled the store. The incident was witnessed y several customers. Box Hill EMBONA police are investigating the armed robbery. For financial support and professional advice call Victims…Details