On the 22-05-12 at around 3.40 pm a seventy-eight-year-old female entered a public toilet in Ballarat and before she could lock her cubicle door the female offender entered her cubicle and grabbed her handbag dragging the victim onto the floor before fleeing with the hand bag. If you have been the victim of an aggravated…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 23-05-12 at around 5.45 pm a twenty-four-year-old male and a female standing in front of a house in Echuca were shot from a motor vehicle. The male was struck to his leg and the female to her hand and were conveyed to hospital. Police arrested a twenty-one-year-old male later that evening and who…Details
On the 23-05-12 a thirty-six-year-old male working as a prostitute was arrested for allegedly intentionally causing others to be infected with a serious disease. If you have been the victim of a crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional advice and support on 1800 000 055 or complete…Details
On the 18-05-12 at around 5.55 am a twenty-eight-year-old woman was grabbed from behind before being pushed to the ground as she walked through Kew by an unknown male assailant. She is the fifth female to be attacked in the area since March of this year and police believe that the same male offender may…Details
On the 09-05-12 at around 2.30 am two workers had an argument in the staff car park before the assailant attacked the forty-nine-year-old male victim with an axe lacerating his right arm. If you have been the victim of a physical assault call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional…Details
On the 21-05-12 at around 2.05 am police officers arrived at the Richmond Henty Hotel in Portland to find two local teenage male victims, one suffering a lacerated nose and the other with part of his ear missing, both from bite wounds and were taken to hospital. Three brothers from Melbourne were interviewed with one…Details
This morning, the 21-05-12, at around 7.30 am a man fired shots at police in East Keilor. The siege is currently ongoing and police are attempting to negotiate with the offender and local residents are asked to remain indoors. If you have been the victim of crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services…Details
On the 20-05-12 at around 9.45 pm plain clothes police were checking the registration of a motor bike in Niddrie when the rider turned away and walked into a restaurant where he was confronted by the police and he then produced a hand gun which he pointed at the police before fleeing on foot. If…Details
Canadians are walking from Vancouver to Toronto, about 4,700 kms, in an attempt to promote victim’s rights. One walker, Rob Skelly, said that: “The victims’ rights and the offenders’ rights are very unbalanced, and what we’re trying to do is make Canadians aware of that and give victims a voice.” If anyone in Australia is…Details
On the 19-05-12 at around 8.45 am an assailant aged in his twenties entered the West Sunshine home but was disturbed by the home owner and who then fled. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional…Details
On the 17-05-12 just before 10.00 am it is alleged that boiling water was thrown onto a prison staff member by an inmate causing him to be taken to hospital for burns treatment. If you have been the victim of a crime at work call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on…Details
On the 18-05-12 Transit Police confiscated knives which were being carried by three separate individuals at Southern Cross Railway Station. Knives are a prohibited weapon and there is no reason for people to carry them. Knives have become the most common weapon used to commit a crime. If you have been the victim of a violent…Details
When a crime occurs in a workplace, such as an armed robbery or a physical assault, staff are entitled to access State Government Funded assistance through Crime Compensation. There is no cost to the employer or to the employee in obtaining such assistance which may include financial compensation. Furthermore, such assistance may also be available…Details
On the 16-05-12 at around 6.30 pm a young girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a twenty-one-year-old male who has since been charged and is currently in custody. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for advice and support on 1800…Details
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are support programs offered by employers to help their staff deal with problems that might adversely impact upon them, such as traumatic experiences including armed or violent robbery and physical or sexual assaults, either in the workplace or elsewhere. In such situations another form of assistance, other than via EAPs, is through Crime…Details
On the 16-05-12 a woman was getting out her very expensive sports vehicle in Middle Park when two male assailants approached her carrying a machete and a large knife, with one of the assailants holding the knife to her throat, before stealing the motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery…Details
A recent investigation by the Australian Capital Territory’s public watchdog has revealed that victims of crime are battling systemic flaws that are preventing them from getting crime compensation by the ACT government. The ACT government currently imposes a strict $650.00 cap on fees allowed to be paid to lawyers representing victims of crime in their…Details
In a report tabled in the Western Australian Parliament on the 16-05-12 the Auditor General found that in 2010-11 of the 26,063 reported individual victims of crime in WA only 5700 used victim support services. In Victoria there were about 40,000 serious crimes reported against people with only about 5,000 successfully applying for assistance through…Details
In Victoria last year there was almost a 50% increase in robberies involving guns. It is estimated there are up to six million illegal guns in Australia with the typical gun being used for criminal activity being a .22 automatic. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or similar crime call Victims of…Details
On the 09-05-12 at around 8.00 am a female was walking her dog at Coburg Lake when she noticed a male in his twenties on a bike following her. The male then indecently exposed himself to her and fled before the police arrived. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault or similar…Details