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
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*.
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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 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
On the 21-07-12 at around 8.30 pm two male assailants drove into the driveway of the Coolaroo Bottle Shop with one of the assailants then entering the shop wearing a balaclava and armed with a metal object and demanded cash from the male shop assistant. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery…Details
On the 27-07-12 a female patient in her twenties left the Box Hill Hospital at around midnight and was attacked and sexually assaulted on her way to her motor vehicle regaining consciousness several hours later in a nearby park. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 25-07-12 at around 10.20 pm a male assailant attempted to jump through a window in the ‘drive through’ of the Southbank Hungry Jacks Restaurant and threatened the young terrified staff with a steel lever but the staff refused to open the till and the assailant fled. If you have been the victim of…Details
On the 22-07-12 a twenty-two-year-old male was at a Melbourne CBD Nightclub when he went to the bathroom at around 3.10 am. The unknown male assailant entered the bathroom and attacked the victim without provocation with a box cutter seriously lacerating his face resulting in the victim being hospitalized for four days. If you have been…Details
On the 28-07-12 at around 8.10 pm a forty-five-year-old female delivering a pizza in Seaford was assaulted several times to her face by a male demanding her money. The female victim handed over a small amount of money and the assailant fled on a bike. If you have been the victim of a physical assault…Details
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
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