On the 17-06-12 at around midnight two stolen motor vehicles pulled up beside a taxi in Sunshine and between four and six assailants wearing balaclavas and armed with baseball bats and golf clubs attacked the taxi and stole money from the taxi driver. Within ninety minutes four more similar incidents occurred with a taxi driver…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 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 16-06-12 a forty-four-year-old male was walking along a footpath in Rowville when a motor vehicle stopped beside him and an argument arose with two known males from the motor vehicle and who proceeded to physically assault the victim and he was subsequently transported by ambulance to the Dandenong Hospital and treated for serious…Details
On the 16-06-12 at around 7.00 pm a masked male assailant entered the Carlton North Milk Bar in Rathdowne Street and threatened the female shop assist with a knife demanding cash and cigarettes as well as the victim’s mobile phone. The terrified victim handed over the items and the assailant then fled the store. If…Details
On the 16-06-12 at around 10.30 am four armed assailants with knives and wearing balaclavas entered the Coles Supermarket in Port Melbourne and threatened supermarket and bakery staff with the weapons before stealing cash and fleeing in a stolen motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or other serious crime…Details
On the 25-05-12 at around 6.00 pm a male assailant in his sixties approached a female employee at the Kyneton Supermarket and after commenting on her appearance proceeded to indecently assaulted her. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault or other serious crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for…Details
On the 15-06-12 at around 1.30 pm a male with a handgun robbed a licensed venue in Narre Warren and was quickly apprehended by the police while attempting to flag down passing motorists near the venue. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 06-05-12 at around 4.40 pm a female was walking along a bike track in Geelong North when a man aged in his twenties on BMX bike riding in the opposite direction exposed himself to her and then attempted to grab her but she managed to protect herself and the assailant fled on his…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 4.30 pm a male and a female aged in their thirties entered the Williamstown retail store and threatened the part-time nineteen-year-old shop assistant to the floor with a spanner before stealing money from the cash drawer and fleeing. The part-time shop assistant and university student reported feeling terrified during the…Details
On the 13-06-12 at around 2.50 pm a male assailant with a knife entered the Montrose Newsagency and demanded cash from the staff and escaped with the cash in a nearby motor vehicle If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for…Details
On the 07-06-12 at around 9.30 pm a twenty-two-year-old male was walking through a running track in Pakenham when he was attacked by two assailants and stabbed to his right arm with a screw driver and later treated at the Casey Hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or other serious…Details
On the 05-05-12 an Elsternwick woman in her nineties was followed home from shopping and attacked and throw down stairs sustaining serious injuries before being robbed of cash. A similar incident occurred in Caulfield on the same day. On the 16-05-12 another elderly Brighton woman was also followed home from shopping before having her handbag…Details
In 2011 there were 1815 allegations of physical and sexual abuse in aged care facilities; with 64% being made against staff, 15% against another resident, 12% involving unknown offenders and 4% involving relatives. Of the 1815 reports, 1499 involved the use of force, 284 involved sexual assault and 32 involved both sexual and physical assault.…Details
On the 30-11-11 at around 12.25 am two male assailants in a white utility followed a Taxi Driver tooting their horn before cutting the Taxi Driver off and proceeded to argue with him before throwing a bottle at him and then attempting to run him over. If you have been the victim of a crime…Details
On the 12-06-12 at around 11.20 am a forty-two-year-old armed male robbed the Ballarat Gaming Venue and assaulted others and was promptly apprehended and is currently in remand. If you have been the victim of a robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on 1800 000 055 or make…Details
On the 06-05-12 at around 9.00 pm a male assailant in his thirties attacked a young woman in Brunswick covering her mouth with his hand and forcing her to the ground before throwing kerosene over her face and then fled. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 28-05-12 at around 2.00 pm a male BMW driver in his twenties almost crashed into another motor vehicle while overtaking it in Albert Park and again a short time later when the assailant braked heavily causing both vehicles to come to a stop. The assailant then alighted and threatened to harm the other…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 9.00 pm a seventeen-year-old boy was stabbed to the back after a birthday party was crashed by fifteen youths throwing fence posts. The victim was surgically treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is in a stable condition. Two other males working as security sustained minor injuries and bruising while…Details
On the 12-12-06 at around 8.00 pm a fifty-year-old Melton man assaulted a neighbour and threatened the police with a knife when they arrived. The male then barricaded himself in the house with an eighteen-month-old boy before police stormed the house at around 2.00 am and arrested the male. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 10-06-12 at around 10.00 am two male assailants armed with a gun and a knife entered the Croydon gaming venue and stole cash before fleeing to a waiting motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for financial…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 10.30 pm three male assailants pretending to be police officers entered the South Yarra home and stole cash and jewellery from the occupants before fleeing. Police have arrested two of the three men and who are currently in remand. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or…Details