On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 7.30 pm a seventy-four-year-old female was watching television at her Ballarat home when she went to investigate a noise and was confronted by a male assailant who grabbed her around her neck and demanded money. The elderly victim gave the assailant a small amount of money and he then…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 the 21-10-12 at around 2.50 am a thirty-nine-year-old male victim was physically assaulted after earlier being involved in a minor altercation at a Mildura nightclub. The victim sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Sunday the 21-10-12 just after midnight three male assailants robbed and physically assaulted a thirty-seven-year-old male victim in Fitzroy North just after leaving the Lord Newry Hotel. The victim was followed by the three assailants in a motor vehicle who used a taser gun to subdue him before stealing his possessions and fleeing in…Details
On Friday the 19-10-12 at around 6.00 pm a male aged in his fifties approached a children and adults at the Williamstown beach and exposed himself. Police have since spoken with the offender.
If you have been the victim of a sexual abuse or sexual assault contact Victims of Crime on 1800 000 055.
On Saturday the 20-10-12 at around 7.00 pm about 5000 people marched down Sydney Road in Brunswick, where Jill Meagher was murdered a month earlier, in a Reclaim the Night rally. Natalie Pestana, Organiser of the rally, said that the aim of the rally is to counter the notion that women bear some responsibility for preventing…Details
On the 12-10-12 at around 10.00 pm a security guard was slashed to his face by a patron at a Caulfield South adult night club. The assailant fled before the police arrived. On the 12-10-12 at around 6.45 pm a cyclist was slashed with a knife while riding near the Mentone Railway Station. The cyclist…Details
On Friday the 19-10-12 at around 7.00 pm a forty-year-old female victim was set alight in her home in Collingwood following a domestic dispute. The victim was treated at The Alfred hospital and her injuries were described as non-life threatening. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or other crime call Victims of…Details
The Western Australian Government unveiled today the Sex Offender Register website on which is posted the names, photos and criminal records of that state’s most dangerous sex offenders. While similar websites have been operating overseas, including in America and Britain, this is the first website of its kind in Australia and it is hoped that…Details
On the 14-10-12 at around 3.00 am it is alleged that a thirty-three-year-old taxi driver physically assaulted two nineteen-year-old females in Collingwood. The taxi driver was interviewed by police but has not been barred from driving taxis. The victims said that they asked the taxi driver to take them to Collingwood and while doing so…Details
On the 14-10-12 at around 2.00 am a twenty-three-year-old taxi driver picked up two male passengers aged in their twenties in Coburg who soon threatened him with a knife demanding cash. The assailants stole $550.00 in cash plus the taxi driver’s credit cards. The taxi driver, who is also a student, described the ordeal as…Details
Victoria’s largest centre for sexual assault and child abuse was officially opened on the 17-10-12 in Geelong. Jack Blayney, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, said the centre will make sexual assault and child abuse investigations top priority. The centre brings together a variety of services under one roof, including crisis support, child protection and criminal investigation…Details
On Tuesday the 16-10-12 at around 10.30 pm three masked male assailants armed with a gun forced there was into the Wyndham Vale home and assaulted the thirty-one-year-old female occupant, striking her to the head and body, before stealing her Holden Commodore motor vehicle. Two other females were present at the time. The female victim…Details
On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around 11.00 pm a female victim heard loud banging on the front door of her Melton home. As the female opened her front door she was confronted by a male assailant in his twenties who forced his way into the victim’s home where he proceeded to sexually assault her. If…Details
On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around midnight a thirty-year-old taxi driver was physically assaulted and robbed by a twenty-year-old male and a nineteen-year-old female. The assailants were captured on the taxi CCTV and were arrested a short time later. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or…Details
On Sunday the 14-10-12 at around 10.30 pm a fight broke out outside the Anglers Tavern Hotel in Maribyrnong between two groups which resulted in three males sustaining stab wounds. The victims were treated at the Royal Melbourne and Footscray Hospitals. Police are currently investigating the altercation and no one has been charged to date. For…Details
On Sunday the 06-10-12 just before midday a sixty-eight-year-old woman was placing her groceries in the boot of her motor vehicle together with her husband when a male assailant in his twenties approached her and pushed her to the ground. The elderly female victim sustained suffered broken wrists and a cracked spine. It is believed…Details
On the 15-10-12 at around 5.45 pm three male assailants approached the twenty-three-year-old male victim in the street and proceeded to assault him with a cricket bat. The victim suffered serious facial fractures and was taken to the Austin Hospital. A green Holden Commodore motor vehicle was seen in the area at the time according…Details
On the 15-10-12 just before 6.00 pm a police officer intercepted an adult male after he was speeding along the Mallee Highway in Northern Victoria. The male reported a positive breath test for alcohol and then refused to be compliant and proceeded to physically assault the police officer before fleeing in the police vehicle. The…Details
Reports of abuse, neglect and assault in mental health, disability and supported housing services have more than doubled in the past three years, with 439 incidents of category 1 assaults in Victorian disability services last financial year. The Department of Human Services recorded 112 cases of alleged ”staff-to-client” abuse in 2011-12 in government and community…Details
On Friday the 12-10-12 at around 2.00 am two male assailants wearing balaclavas smashed there was into the Forest Hill Petrol Station on Springvale Road and threatened the service station worker with a knife. The assailants demanded all the notes before running off on foot to a nearby park where they fled in a waiting…Details