On Sunday the 19-08-12 at around 8.30 pm a fifteen-year-old boy was the victim of a robbery and physical assault in the Melbourne CBD. The victim was walking along Bourke Street when he was approached by several males who asked for the time and when the victim looked at his mobile phone for the time…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 the 19-08-12 at around 2.30 am a twenty-six-year-old male was approached by an unknown male assailant in South Yarra who proceeded to slash the victim to the neck with a box cutter. The assailant then fled and the attack was described as unprovoked. The victim was treated at The Alfred Hospital with serious injuries.…Details
On the 16-08-12 at around 7.40 pm a seventeen-year-old male was walking through Springvale when he was forced into a motor vehicle and assaulted by four teenage males. The assailants released the victim sometime later and he immediately reported the incident to the police. The police later that evening arrested four males aged from seventeen…Details
In Malaysia some 5,554 crime prevention clubs have been established in schools throughout the country. According to the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) educating children on crime was the best way to prevent them from becoming victims of crime. “Crime prevention is the best strategy to fight crime and what better way than to inculcate…Details
A forty-nine-year-old male has been arrested over an alleged sexual assault that occurred in a Ballarat massage business on the 12-08-12. It is alleged that at around 2.00 pm the male offender sexually assaulted a female on the premises. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services…Details
On the 15-08-12 a male assailant wearing a balaclava and armed with a knife entered the Williamstown RSL and threatened the Duty Manager with the weapon demanding cash. The assailant was given $2,000.00 and he then fled on foot. There has recently been a spate of robberies on RSL clubs across Victoria. If you have…Details
On the 17-08-12 just after midnight a sixty-four-year-old woman withdrew money from an ATM in Morwell and as she was returning to her motor vehicle she was punched to the head by a male assailant. The victim fell to the ground and the assailant then repeatedly kicked her before fleeing with her hand bag and…Details
On the 13-08-12 at around 1.10 pm a male assailant of African appearance aged around forty-years entered a home in Springvale South where he proceeded to physically and sexually assault the thirty-five-year-old female resident. The female victim screamed at which time the assailant fled and she sustained only minor physical injuries but was significantly emotionally…Details
On the 15-08-12 at around 6.00 pm a male exposed himself to two eleven-year-old girls who were on their way home after playing at a Melton park. The male offender was riding a bike when he exposed himself to the two young girls and then began to masturbate. If you have been the victim of…Details
On the 14-08-12 at around 7.45 pm a female was walking through Templestowe when the male assailant approached her from behind and indecently assaulted her. The female victim fell to the ground screaming at which time the assailant fled. The assailant was described as being in his mid twenties, Asian and wearing a hooded top.…Details
On the 14-08-12 at around 5.30 pm an eighteen-year-old girl was lured by a male assailant outside a toilet block at the Edithvale beach who then proceeded to sexually assault her before slashing her several times with a knife. The victim was walking along the beach when the assailant pretended to be in distress and…Details
On the 04-08-12 at around 1.30 am a thirty-year-old male was attacked by a gang in Echuca. The victim sustained a stab wound to his head and was treated at the Echuca hospital. Three males aged from nineteen to thirty years have since been charged. If you have been the victim of a stabbing or…Details
On the 12-08-12 at around 2.30 am a nineteen-year-old male from Melbourne was physically assaulted with a pole while waiting at a taxi rank in Bendigo. Four men from Bendigo aged in their twenties have since been arrested and charged. It is believed that up to seven assailants were involved in the attack. If you…Details
On the 02-08-12 a balding red headed male aged around forty years approached three young girls aged around twelve years in a playground in Coldstream and asked the young girl to expose themselves. The girls quickly left and the offender drove off in a commodore or similar motor vehicle. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 10-08-12 at around 7.30 pm a male assailant threatened two twenty-year-old males victims with a machete before stealing their wallets and running way. Police arrested a twenty-year-old male shortly after the incident in St. Albans.
For support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 11-08-12 at around 12.30 am a twenty-year-old male was seriously physically assaulted at a Traralgon bar. The victim sustained head and spinal injuries and was transferred to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne for treatment. At around the same time a twenty-six-year-old man was physically assault outside a Melbourne CBD nightclub. The victim was…Details
On the 04-08-12 at around 10.20 pm a pizza delivery person was making a pizza delivery to Bayswater when he was approached by a male assailant in the street and physically assaulted with a weapon before having his money bag stolen. The victim sustained injuries to his head and face requiring medical treatment. If you…Details
On the 28-07-12 at around 2.20 pm a male offender wearing a fluro vest and beanie pretending to be a Bakers Delight maintenance worker stole cash from the store before fleeing. The same offender is suspected of attempting to also steal from four other Bakers Delight Stores in Bulleen Plaza, Centro Warringal,Waverly Gardens and Brandon…Details
On the 27-07-12 just after 10.00 pm a sixty-two-year-old male victim was walking through a railway underpass in Noble Park when he was approached by a teenage male assailant who demanded money. The victim was then physically assaulted by several assailants before managing to run away. Not long after a forty-one-year-old man was walking through…Details
On the 09-08-12 at around 2.20 am a molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a Broadmeadows house. Fire Fighters attended to extinguished the blaze. A female victim in her fifties was home at the time and said that it was the fourth such incident this year. If you have been the victim of…Details