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

 

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.

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Crime Rates Recorded in Victoria – 2011 to 2012

Crimes Against People: Assault – 42,076 (up 16.9%) Sex (non rape) 6,264 Aggravated Robbery – 3,286 Rape – 2,044 Abduction / Kidnapping 611 Homicide – 173 Total – 54,454 While there were 54,454 serious crimes reported in Victoria from 2011 to 2012 there was only some 5000 successful Crime Compensation applications over this same period.…

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Sexual Abuse – Victorian Teacher

A thirty-nine-year-old female Melbourne secondary school teacher has recently pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a female student under the age of sixteen-years, including sexual penetration, at Knoxfield and Daylesford in 2009 . The teacher’s employment as a teacher was terminated in 2012 and the assailant has been released on bail pending a plea hearing in November. If…

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Physical Assault – Somerville

On Wednesday the 05-09-12 at around 8.45 am a twenty-year-old woman stabbed a known twenty-four-year-old male in Somerville. The female assailant was arrested by police and the male victim was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with serious injuries. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go…

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Child Abuse – Victoria

Nineteen Victorian men have been recently charged with various child abuse pornography related offences with police confiscating more than 25,000 child exploitation images. The men arrested are aged from eighteen to seventy-two years and come from Melbourne, North Melbourne, Elwood, Templestowe, Dandenong, Berwick, Frankston, Burwood, Brunswick, Camberwell, Altona and, Knox, Springvale, Tullamarine, Chelsea and Kangaroo…

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Victims of Crime in Victoria – Support Assistance & Reforms

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Victoria Crime Rise – 2010 to 2011

During 2010-2011 Victorian crime rose by 8.2%. Violent crimes, such as physical and sexual assault, rose by 11.8%. Family violence rose by 23.4%. Domestic violence groups suggest that the increase in family violence rates indicate that police are doing a better job but the chief executive of Domestic Violence Victoria, Fiona McCormack, believes that services…

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Physical Assault Statistics – Australia

In Australia Physical Assault is by far the most common type of violent crime. In 2010 there were 171,083 physical assaults, 17,757 sexual assaults, 14,582 robberies and 260 homicides with physical assault offending significantly increasing over the past ten years with assaults committed by females increasing by 49% and assaults committed by males increasing by…

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Domestic Violence – $16 million for Counselling

The Liberal State Government today, 03-09-12, pledged an extra $16 million for counselling and support services for family violence victims. $9.25 million will be allocated for Counselling for an extra 1200 women and children a year. $3.75 million for sexual assault Counselling in order to reduce waiting times. Tougher laws against perpetrators of domestic violence…

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Armed Robbery – Lilydale Retail Store

On Saturday the 01-08-12 at around 6.00 pm a thirty-three-year-old male assailant robbed the Lilydale Retail Store with a weapon. The forty-three-year-old Shop Assistant was physically assaulted and sustained minor back injuries and treated at the Maroondah Hospital. The assailant was promptly arrested by police at a nearby location and due to appear at court…

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