Being a victim of crime is often traumatic but victims do not need to deal with it alone. Crime often effects not only the primary victim but also witnesses as well as the victim’s family. It is important for victims of crime to report the crime to police in order to assist the police 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 15-09-12 just after 12.00 am shots were fired into a garage and a parked motor vehicle at a home in California Gully, just outside Bendigo. The resident heard the shots and fortunately no one was injured.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Sunday the 10-09-12 at around 9.20 pm at twenty-eight-year-old male observed a thief remove items from his motor vehicle which was parked in a Melbourne CBD Alley. The victim followed the offender who soon produced a knife. Witnesses called the police who arrived promptly and arrested an eighteen-year-old male and charged him with numerous…Details
In 2011-12 in Victoria there were 77,676 crimes recorded against small businesses, such as petrol stations, convenience stores, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, a 4% increase over the previous year. Aggravated burglaries increased by 22%. Arson by 19%. Burglaries involving people working from home by 16%. Motor vehicle theft by 23%. Crimes of deception by 3%.…Details
On Sunday the 16-09-12 at around 4.00 am a twenty-eight-year-old male was found lying in a pool of blood in Mornington following a suspected serious physical assault. A passerby found the male and quickly called for assistance. The victim suffered lacerations to his face and head and was flown by air ambulance to the Alfred…Details
On the 06-09-12 at around 10.30 pm two masked male assailants broke into a home in Hawthorn while the lone resident was asleep. The assailants then physically assaulted the victim with a saucepan from the kitchen striking him to the head several times demanding money. The victim sustained lacerations to his head. For victims of…Details
On Friday the 14-09-12 at around 2.30 pm a female was standing at a Ballarat bus stop when a male aged around thirty years approached her from behind and stabbed her to her neck. The victim sustained minor stab wounds and was treated at the Ballarat Hospital. If you have been the victim of a…Details
On the 09-09-12 a female was the victim of an indecent assault perpetrated by a male assailant as she walked from public transport towards her home. Police believe that the same assailant may be responsible for five similar attacks during the month of August in the suburbs of Doncaster, Templestowe and Box Hill. If you…Details
On Saturday the 15-09-12 at around 1.30 am four masked men armed with guns and baseball bats stormed the Manningham Hotel in Bulleen. Six hotel patrons and three hotel staff were in the gaming room when the assailants entered with one staff member being physically assaulted sustaining laceration to his face and treated at the…Details
On the 13-09-12 at around 3.30 pm two teenage boys were the victims of a robbery as they walked from the Eltham Train Station. The two older male assailants stole iPhones from both victims. The teenage victims were not physically harmed. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On Tuesday the 11-09-12 at around 9.45 pm a fight broke out between two parties on a train travelling on the Belgrave line. The fight continued to the Bayswater Train Station during which a twenty-two-year-old male victim was stabbed multiple times to his abdomen. The victim was taked to hospital with non life threatening injuries.…Details
On Monday the 10-09-12 at around 9.30 pm a male assailant aged between thirty and thirty-five years and armed with a knife attempted to hold up the Prahran KFC. The assailant jumped the counter and threatened staff with the knife but left empty handed as staff were unable to open the cash registers during the…Details
On the 14-09-12 at around 8.15 pm two men were involved in an altercation outside a pizza shop in Lygon Street East Brunswick with the victim being struck with a machete. The forty-year-old victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The assailant was described as being aged in his twenties…Details
In 2011 – 2012 1386 prisoners of 1843 prisoners on parole breached their parole orders, a 30% increase over the previous year. 659 prisoners had their parole cancelled, including 107 who recorded another conviction. 3 Victorians were murdered by parole violators during 2011 – 2012. Sex offenders breached court-ordered conditions 1192 times, a more than…Details
Disability groups state that sexual and physical abuse is rampant amongst disabled people living in care. Kevin Stone, of the Disability Advocacy Group – Valid, said: “we know it’s happening…we think it’s the tip of the ice-burg…and it’s happening in far more services that we dare think…and not just in Victoria”. Colleen Pearce, Victorian Public…Details
On Tuesday the 11-09-12 at around 8.55 pm a male assailant held up the Chelsea Heights Milk Bar with a shotgun. During the robbery a dog was shot dead. Some ten minutes later the Edithvale Milk Bar was also help up and police believe that the same assailant is responsible for both incidents. If you…Details
On Thursday the 13-09-12 at around 6.00 pm a male assailant in his twenties entered the Mooroolbark Convenience Store and threatened the teenage staff member with a machete. The assailant then walked behind the shop counter, pushing the staff member away, before fleeing towards Maroondah Highway. On the same day an assailant armed with a…Details
On Friday the 07-09-12 at around 6.20 pm a male entered the Rosanna Convenience Store and demanded the forty-two-year-old female shop assistant move away from the cash register. The assailant then stole $200.00 before fleeing the store and running towards the Rosanna Train Station. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055…Details
A former employee of the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department is being investigated for more than twenty counts of abuse of public office involving the misappropriation of more than $1 million from the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund. Six men have also been arrested over allegations of misappropriation of money from the South Australian Victims of…Details
On Wednesday the 12-09-12 at around 7.30 pm two assailants wearing hockey masks and wielding a machete demanded cash and cigarettes from staff at the Dingley Woolworths Supermarket before fleeing in a dark blue Holden motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Compensation…Details