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


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.



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.

Armed Robbery – Elmore Pharmacy, Bendigo

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

Security Guard- Physical Assault South Melbourne

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…


Aggravated Burglary and Physical Assault – Research Victoria

On the 15-07-12 two male assailants armed with an iron pole and a taser broke a glass window at the Research home and assaulted the twenty-six-year-old male victim and the twenty-eight-year-old female victim with the weapons. One of the assailants, a twenty-eight-year-old from Fawkner, has since been charged while the other assailant remains at large.…


Armed Robbery – St Albans Convenience Store & Hoppers Crossing Service Station

On the16-07-12 at around 1.40 am four offenders with weapons robbed a St Albans Convenience Store stealing cigarettes and cash. Later that same morning the same offenders attempted to rob a service Station in Hopers Crossing but fled after the shop assistant challenged the assailants. Four teenagers, aged between thirteen and nineteen years, have since been…