On the 29-08-12 at around 3.00 am neighbours were awoken by the sounds of gun shots coming from the Lalor home. When police arrived they found two men on the street both suffering from gunshot wounds. A fifty-two-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his hand and was treated at the Northern Hospital and a…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 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 29-08-12 at around 7.50 pm a twenty-two-year-old male was stabbed in the groin after becoming involved in an altercation with another male at the St. Albans Gaming Venue. The victim was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with significant blood loss and is in a stable condition. For victims support and advice…Details
On Tuesday the 29-08-12 at around 1.00 am a male offender entered the Wantirna South Convenience Store and threatened the male staff member with an axe before fleeing with some cash and a packet of cigarettes. The offender was wearing a hooded top and cream cap and sported a goatee. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
On Tuesday the 21-08-12 at around 12.00 noon a masked male assailant in his twenties threatened staff at the Aldi Supermarket Morwell with a knife before stealing cash and escaping on a child’s scooter.
For financial support and professional advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Friday the 24-08-12 at around 9.45 pm a male assailant armed with an axe entered the United Service Station in Rowville and demanded cash from the station attendant who complied placing money in a plastic bag and the assailant then left. For financial support and professional advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On Thursday the 16-08-12 at around 10.30 pm the male victim, aged in his early twenties, walked from the Cheltenham Railway Station along Charman Road carrying his laptop bag when he was set upon by four males. The victim managed to out run the assailants. Police patrolling the area saw the incident and arrested four…Details
On Friday the 24-08-12 at around 1.30 am a male assailant in his twenties and dressed as a woman including carrying a hand bag entered the Lara Service Station and threatened the female attendant with a knife demanding cash and cigarettes. The shocked female attendant complied and the assailant fled with cash and cigarettes. For…Details
On Sunday the 26-08-12 at around 4.00 pm two assailants armed with shot guns entered Myer Melbourne and proceeded to a ground floor cosmetic counter where they threatened the terrified twenty-one-year-old shop assistant before fleeing with $200. The store was filled with shoppers at the time of the brazed burglary. If you have been the…Details
On the 25-08-12 at around 3.40 am six masked assailants entered the Burnley Train Station armed with baseball bats and demanded keys from a security guard to access the security room which they were given. A train driver arrived during the robbery and keys were also demanded from him and he also complied. On the…Details
On Sunday the 26-08-12 at around 1.00 am two men aged in their thirties sustained very serious head injuries following a physical assault by a third male at a home in St. Kilda. Police arrested the assailant at around 4.30 am. Both victims were taken for treatment to the Alfred Hospital in a serious condition.…Details
On Saturday the 25-08-12 at around 12.30 am a nineteen-year-old male as well as two others he was with were attacked by a gang in Flinders Lane in the Melbourne CBD. Approximately one hour later the gang attacked a forty-three-year-old male with rocks and demanded his phone and wallet. A short time later, at around…Details
On Saturday the 18-08-12 four men of African appearance physically assaulted and robbed a twenty-nine-year-old male victim near the Heidelberg train station. The victim was followed and then asked by one of the assailants for the time and then threatened with a knife and demands were made for his mobile phone, which the victim handed…Details
On Thursday the 16-08-12 at around 10.00 pm a forty-six-year-old man and a thirty-one-year-old female were waiting at Southern Road bus stop in Heidelberg when they were approached by the four male assailants. The male victim was struck with an iron bar and fell to the ground at which time the assailants attacked the female,…Details
On the 24-08-12 a female motorist was approached by two female assailants, shortly after parking her motor vehicle in a Heidelberg car park, who proceeded to physically assault her before stealing her motor vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries and the assailants were described as wearing hoodies and tracksuits. Victims of crime – support and…Details
On Friday the 24-08-12 at around 6.00 am a male assailant wearing a disguise smashed through the front door of the Hungry Jacks Restaurant in Burwood and then jumped the counter and threatened staff with a pair of scissors demanding they open the safe. The terrified staff were unable to open the safe and the…Details
On the 23-08-12 at around 12.45 am two male assailants armed with guns forced their way into a Deer Park home and demanded money from one of the three occupants. Money was handed over by a twenty-nine-year-old male victim who was then shot to the leg. The victim was later treated at the Royal Melbourne…Details
On Friday the 25-08-12 at around 11.15 pm a male victim was physically assaulted by a twenty-year-old male assailant outside Crown Casino. The victim sustained injuries to his upper body and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition. The assailant was arrested at the scene and bailed to appear at court on…Details
On the 23-08-12 at around 8.30 am a sixty-four-year-old man was driving along the Hume Highway through Craigieburn when a bullet was fired through his rear motor vehicle window causing it to shatter. The bullet was fired from nearby grasslands. Fortunately the driver was not physically injured. For support and advice call 1800 000 055…Details
On Thursday the 16-08-12 at around 5.00 pm in Altona a fifty-seven-year-old female victim was approached by a male aged around thirty years and of Middle Eastern appearance who attempted to start a conversation with her before attempting to indecently assault her. Police believe that the same assailant is responsible four other similar incidents that…Details
On the 21-08-12 at around 4.00 pm two teenage assailants were involved in an armed robbery of a Puckle Street shop. Police quickly arrested a nineteen-year-old male and a seventeen-year-old female at the Moonee Ponds train station and both have been remanded in custody. For support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details