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
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 09-08-12 at around 4.15 am two male assailants wearing balaclavas forced their way into the Grovedale house and physically assaulted the lone twenty-four-year-old male victim, causing him facial injuries, before stealing property and fleeing in the victim’s Holden sedan motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or similar…Details
On the 05-08-12 a sixteen-year-old football player attacked the twenty-two-year-old umpire during a game following an umpiring decision. The victim was punched and kneed to the face resulting in a blood nose and needed the assistance of others to pull the assailant off him. The assailant has been suspended for ten years and victim reported…Details
On the 04-08-12 at around 8.00 pm a male offender armed with a knife threatened the victim outside a Convenience Store in Collingwood demanding money. The victim quickly ran into the Convenience Store and the assailant then fled. If you have been the victim of crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for…Details
On the 01-08-12 a teenage girl was approached by an adult male assailant in Romsey and physically assaulted for no apparent reason sustaining facial injuries that required medical treatment,
For support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 01-08-12 at around 8.30 am two masked male assailants entered the Powelltown Pub threatening the sixty-three-year-old owner with a steel rod and demanding money. The owner defended himself with a hammer but the assailants managed to flee with the cash from the till. If you have been the victim of crime contact Victims…Details
On the 05-08-12 at around 1.00 am a fight broke out at the Melbourne CBD Gentleman’s Club during which a twenty-seven-year-old male was struck to the head with a glass. The victim sustained a laceration to his head and was treated at the Alfred Hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical assault…Details
On the 05-08-12 at around 11.15 pm two men wearing balaclavas and carrying knives threatened staff at the Diamond Creek Gaming Venue demanding money which they were given by frightened staff members before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on…Details
On the 02-08-12 during the mid afternoon the thirty-seven-year-old male victim was walking through a park in Mitcham listening to his headphones when he was struck from behind and fell to the ground at which time the assailant stole his wallet and phone and then fled. If you have been the victim of a physical…Details
On the 01-08-12 a fifteen-year-old girl was on her way to school on a Cranbourne bound train when the assailant sat next to her victim and sexually assaulted her. The assailant then threatened her with a cigarette lighter placed at her face before getting off the train at Cranbourne just after 9.00 am. The terrified…Details
On the 31-07-12 at around 3.30 am a masked male assailant entered the Malvern East Service Station and threatened the attendant with a screwdriver before fleeing with cash. If you have been the victim of a crime while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free professional assistance on 1800 000…Details
On the 02-08-12 at around midnight a masked assailant approached staff at the Mount Waverley McDonalds Fast Food Outlet armed with a knife and demanded cash as well as a hot apple pie. The frightened female staff member gave the assailant cash and a pie and he then fled. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 02-08-12 at around 10.25 pm three armed assailants robbed the Westmeadows Gaming Venue. The three assailants ran into the venue and threatened the terrified six patrons and staff members with an axe, a baseball bat and a gun before stealing cash from the till as well as wallets and handbags. The same venue…Details
On the 27-07-12 at around 8.00 pm a thirty-six-year-old woman was walking near KFC in Dandenong when she was approached by two young males of African appearance. One assailant then punched her to the head from behind while the other stole her hand bag before fleeing. If you have been the victim of a physical…Details
On the 01-08-12 at around 3.00 am a taxi driver was found in Mount Waverley stabbed to death and his vehicle located in Glen Waverley after being involved in an accident with the driver incinerated. The taxi driver died of stab wounds to his upper body. It is believed that the assailant was driving the…Details
On the 31-07-12 at around 4.20 am a masked eighteen-year-old male attempted to rob a convenience store in Bourke Street armed with a metal pole and was quickly arrested by police some ten minutes later in Flinders Street Melbourne. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 19-07-12 at around 11.00 pm a male assailant wearing a balaclava and armed with a gun and a knife entered the gaming venue in Sale and demanded cash from the staff and then fled with an amount of money. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime…Details
On the 29-07-12 at around 4.00 am a thirty-two-year-old male was attacked outside a Melbourne CBD Nightclub and suffered serious head injuries and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition. A thirty-seven-year-old backpacker from South Australia has since been charged with physical assault. If you have been the victim of a physical…Details
On the 28-07012 at around 11.30 pm a thirty-one-year-old male was driving through Melton when a tennis ball was thrown at his motor vehicle. The driver stopped and was then attacked by four males of African appearance and sustained stab wounds to his stomach and was treated at Western Hospital in a serious condition. If…Details
On the 29-07-12 three masked assailants armed with machetes entered the Blackburn Safeway Supermarket terrifying staff and patrons and demanding money from the cashiers. The offenders were given cash and then fled to an awaiting motor vehicle that was driven by a female. Supermarkets in Maribyrnong, Newport, Port Melbourne and Vermont South have also been robbed…Details