On the 21-09-16 at around 1.35 pm a forty-nine-year-old woman was sitting in her motor vehicle parked on Mavis Avenue in Brighton. A male approached her vehicle and opened the driver’s side door and threatened her with a pair of scissors demanding that she get out of her vehicle. The victim refused and attempted to…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 Saturday the 24-09-16 at around 11.30pm a seventeen-year-old male was walking home along Inshore Drive in Torquay when he was approached by three unknown males. One of the offenders immediately punched him to the face causing him to fall to the ground where he was repeatedly kicked. The offenders then stole his wallet, phone…Details
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…Details
On Friday the 09-09-16 at around 10.30 pm a sixteen-year-old boy was exiting a fast food outlet in Greensborough when he was pushed from behind by an unknown offender. The teenage victim ran back inside pursued by the offender demanding the victim’s mobile phone. A teenage shop attendant attempted to protect the victim at which…Details
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…Details
On Monday the 29-08-16 at around 8.25 pm a male entered the Milk Bar on Hazel Avenue in Thomastown armed with an imitation firearm. The offender walked directly to the front counter and demanded the shop attendant to open the cash register and then stole cash before fleeing on a white motorcycle which was parked…Details
On Wednesday 24 August 2016 at around 7.30 pm a nineteen-year-old male was walking on the Princes Highway in Dandenong and as he turned into Scott Street five men jumped out of a parked car and approached him. The victim was punched to the face and when he fell to the ground kicked and stomped.…Details
On Monday the 22-08-16 at around 2.00 pm a seventy-six-year-old man driving a ute which was stopped at the intersection of Station and Forster streets in Norlane. Two male offenders approached the vehicle with one opening the passenger side door and getting into the vehicle while the other opened the driver’s side door and pulled the elderly driver from…Details
On Monday 22 August 2016 just before 7.00 pm a male offender came through the front door of the Hamlyn Heights home and confronted the sixty seven year old occupant. The offender threatened the elderly man with a knife before beating him around the head. During the attack the victim’s ninety three year old father ran…Details
On the 07-08-16 at around 8.30pm a male offender entered on a fast food restaurant in Derrimut armed with a knife. The offender then proceeded to punch a staff member before demanding cash which he was given and he then ran from the store. Brimbank Embona Armed Robbery Taskforce detectives have since charged a twenty-year-old…Details
On Wednesday 03-08-16 at around 1.30pm a male offender entered a service station on Toorak Road in South Yarra with a knife demanding cash. He then fled on foot heading east along Toorak Road with an amount of stolen cash and boarded a train to Caulfield. At around 2.00pm the offender then entered a second…Details
On Saturday 23-07-16 two male offenders entered a Milk Bar on Marshall Place in Hallam armed with a hammer and demanded cigarettes and cash from the staff member. The offenders soon fled with cigarettes, cash and boxes of confectionary and were last seen getting into a small blue hatchback. The offenders were described as being…Details
If you have been the victim of a crime at work and your workplace has an Employee Assistance Program, also known as an EAP, in place you may also be able to access support via these programs. We support two such Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): eapassist.com.au and employeeassistanceprogramme.com.au
The public should actively support organizes like Help Solve My Crime, Crime Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch in an attempt to solve, reduce and prevent crime. They are all community based programs founded on the premise that the community working co-operatively together can make a difference. While Crime Stoppers was founded some 40 years ago Help…Details
During the late afternoon of the 25-06-16 a male aged in his twenties together with a friend were sitting on a park bench located within Treasury Gardens when they were surround by a group of up to ten males. The offenders demanded money and then assaulted the male victim to his head stealing his watch,…Details
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
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