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.



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.

Wantirna South Convenience Store – Armed Robbery

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…


News for Victims of Crime: Melbourne CBD – Physical Assaults & Robbery

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…


Physical Assault & Armed Robbery – Heidelberg Train Station

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…


Physical Assault and Robbery – Macleod Victoria

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…