On the 21-07-12 at around midnight a fight arose outside the Paradise Hotel after a Security Guard asked a patron to leave resulting in the Security Guard being attacked by four other men. Two other Security Guards then came to his aid and were also set upon resulting in all three Security Guards sustaining injuries…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 21-07-12 at around 11.00 pm a male assailant entered a Pizza Shop in Wantirna and demanded money from the staff indicating that he had a knife and would harm them if he did not get the cash. The victims quickly called the police and the assailant fled. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 19-07-12 at around 1.10 pm a male assailant entered the Food Works Bottle Shop in Keysborough and threatened the bottle shop attendant with a knife demanding cash. The bottle shop attendant immediately fled into the main grocery section of the supermarket and the assailant then ran out of the shop. If you have…Details
On the 24-07-12 just before midnight a twenty-year-old male victim was stabbed outside his Wantirna home by two or more assailants and is current being treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for stab wounds and head injuries. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services…Details
On the 16-07-12 at around 12.30 pm a male aged in his late forties undid his pants and exposed himself to a fourteen-year-old girl who was sitting in the front seat of a parked motor vehicle at the Knox Shopping Centre before running away. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault contact…Details
On the 24-07-12 a twenty-nine-year-old female was talking with a group of men at the Pakenham Train Station when one of the males threatened her with a knife and indecently assaulted her before stealing the alcohol she was carrying and then fled on the Morwell train that was departing at the time. If you have…Details
On the 23-07-12 at around 8.40 pm a male assailant entered a Fast Food Shop in Noble Park and threatened six staff members with a knife demanding cash. A female staff person gave him the cash and he then fled. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or other crime while at…Details
On the 24-07-12 at around 12.30 pm a twenty-seven-year-old Postal Worker was making a delivery in Altona North when he was approached by the assailant armed with a knife who demanded the keys to his postal van before driving off with the van containing around one hundred parcels. If you have been the victim of…Details
On the 22-07-12 two children younger than ten years of age were playing in a car park in Sunbury when they were approached by males in a motor vehicle encouraging them to get into the vehicle but the children refused. If you have been the victim of a crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 20-07-12 sometime between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm a sixty-one-year-old female sustained very serious injuries to her upper body while working in her bookshop in Altona. The victim was taken to the Alfred Hospital with life-threatening injuries and the police are appealing to the public for any information. If you have been the…Details
On the 22-07-12 at around 10.40 pm an eighteen-year-old female was walking through the main street of Thomastown when a male assailant with a knife ran towards her and stole her handbag and fled. If you have been the victim of crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free professional assistance on…Details
One the 22-07-12 at around 9.30 pm a Deer Park service station was robbed at knifepoint. At around 12.50 am the following morning a motor vehicle struck a Security Guard at the Sydenham Shopping Centre before fleeing. The police quickly located the stolen vehicle in Ardeer and shortly afterwards arrested four teenagers aged from thirteen…Details
On the 18-07-12 during the late afternoon a male assailant with a weapon threatened staff at the Elmore pharmacy, north of Bendigo, before stealing pain management medication.
If you have been the victim of robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on 1800 000 055 or make an enquiry now at www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 17-07-12 at around 4.45 pm a twenty-three-year-old woman was walking through Richmond when she was attacked from behind and sexually assaulted. The victim managed to escape and flee. The assailant is described as aged around twenty-five to thirty years and wearing think glasses. If you have been the victim of a physical or…Details
On the 19-07-12 at around 1.30 pm a fifteen-year-old male assailant threatened a bottle shop attendant at the Plenty Road Hotel in Reservoir with a box cutter and stole money from the cash register. Police promptly arrested the assailant in a nearby street and he has since been charged. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 18-07-12 at around 7.20 pm a male assailant armed with a firearm aged in his late thirty and wearing a long blond wig entered the Richmond Bottle Shop and demanded money from the shop assistant and then fled after the shop assistant handed over money from the cash register. If you have been…Details
In Melbourne from January to March 2011 there were more than one hundred and thirty taxi drivers physically assaulted. It is not just the number of attacks on taxi drivers that have increased but also the intensity of the attacks with many drivers sustaining serious injuries. The Victorian Taxi Association spokesperson David Samuel said that…Details
On the 06-07-12 at around 12.40 am a twenty-two-year-old female assailant threatened staff at the Springvale South 7-Eleven store with a hockey stick demanding cash. The shop assistant took cash from the register and placed it in the assailant’s bag and she then ran off but has since been apprehended and charged. If you have been…Details
On 16-07-12 at around 10.00 pm a male was struck to the head with a baseball bat and stabbed by a male assailant aged in his fifties in Box Hill. The victim was treated at the Alfred Hospital and the assailant has not been apprehended to date. If you have been the victim of a…Details
On the 15-07-12 at around 1.30 am a twenty-five-year-old Security Guard was seriously physically assaulted outside a nightclub in South Melbourne by a twenty-two-year-old member of the Finks Motor Cycle Club after being refused entry. The Security Guard was subsequently surgically treated at the Alfred Hospital and the assailant has since been charged and is…Details