On the 06-06-12 at around 7.15 pm a masked male assailant armed with a rock entered the Glen Waverley Milk Bar and threatened to harm the sixteen-year-old shop assistant who screamed alerting the teenager’s father who ran into the shop and wrestled with the assailant before the assailant ran off. If you have been 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*.
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 06-06-12 at around 5.30 pm a forty-year-old man was approached by three male assailants of African appearance in a car park in Dandenong and was struck to the head with a weapon and then physically assaulted before having his jacket stolen resulting in the victim sustaining serious injuries and requiring treatment at the…Details
On the 01-06-12 a fifty-six-year-old man and his twenty-eight-year-old son were physically assaulted in a lift by two male assailants while leaving Etihad Stadium following an AFL game. One assailant had been charged and the other arrested to date. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 28-05-12 at around 11.00 am a male assailant approached the victim at an Attwood worksite and asked for a cigarette and then demanded the victim’s wallet before punched the victim to the head resulting in a wrestled before the assailant fled. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or aggravated…Details
Crime Stoppers encourages victims to report information about crimes which may otherwise not be accessible to Victoria Police and which will aid in resolving criminal matters. Crime Stoppers is a community service and can be contacted on 1800 333 000. If you have been the victim of a crime also contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 06-06-12 at around 8.00 am two men in their mid twenties entered the Clayton Supermarket and stole a large amount of goods, including cosmetics, and then left the store. The two offenders were pursued by supermarket staff when one of the assailants turned on them and produced a knife and threatened staff members…Details
On the 23-04-12 at around 9.30 pm a twenty-nine-year-old Bendigo man was waiting for a tram in Hawthorn when a confrontation with two male assailants arose who followed him onto the tram where he was threatened with a knife before the assailants alighted and fled. The victim sustained only minor physical injuries. If you have…Details
On the 02-06-12 just after 6.00 pm an assailant with a knife entered the Seaford Service Station and demanded money from the twenty-two-year-old Consul Operator who defended himself with a bat and the assailant subsequently fled. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery at work or similar crime contact Victims of Crime…Details
On the 05-06-12 at around 7.20 am a male victim aged in his thirties was walking through St. Albans when he was dragged into a motor vehicle and shot to the forearm and then left on the street before being treated Royal Melbourne Hospital. If you have been the victim of a crime contact Victims…Details
On the 03-06-12 at around 4.10 pm a female assailant with a knife boarded a bus at the Glen Waverley Train Station and soon demanded money from a nineteen-year-old female commuter as well as from the bus driver. The bus driver stopped the bus and gave her money and she then fled. If you have…Details
On the 31-05-12 at around 6.00 pm a twenty-year-old male was walking towards the Thomastown Railway Station when he was set upon by an unknown male assailant who punched him to the face and head resulting in the victim sustaining injuries to his eye and head requiring treatment at the Northern Hospital. If you have…Details
June 2012 will see the definition of Domestic Violence broadened beyond physical abuse to include other forms of abuse, including emotional and psychological abuse. The broadening of this definition is not only intended to protect the primary victims but also children who may be exposed to various forms of abuse within a family situation. Reported…Details
On the 30-05-12 at around 8.30 am a male assailant of African appearance aged around thirty years approached an eleven-year-old girl as she was walking to school and grabbed her by her arms and attempted to lift her into his white van but she managed to break free and run away. If you have been…Details
A recent study of teenage students found that ‘cyberbullies’ were more likely to fall into crime and that their victims were more likely to be depressed and inflict self-harm with around 15% of the Year 9 Victorian students surveyed admitting to cyberbullying in the past year with 21% of the victims being girls and 12%…Details
On the 31-05-12 at around 7.30 pm police arrived at the National Gallery to find a male victim in his twenties with stab wounds to his throat following an altercation outside the gallery and who was then taken to the Alfred Hospital. If you have been the victim of a crime call Victims of Crime…Details
On the 31-05-12 at around 7.00 pm a fifty-three-year-old male was struck to the head with a bottle and then stabbed to the chest with the bottle at the Matthew Flinders Hotel following an argument with a known male and female. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime…Details
On the 19-05-12 at around 7.00 pm a male assailant entered the Subway Restaurant in the Melbourne CBD and threatened staff with a syringe demanding money before opening the register and taking the cash and fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 27-05-12 at around 1.35 pm a thirty-eight-year-old woman was jogging along the Merri Creek Trail when an adult male rode past her twice on a bike before hiding behind bushes and then exposing himself to her. The female victim managed to photograph the assailant as he rode away on his bike. If you…Details
Last year police attended 42,000 neighbourhood disputes, with 1308 disputes in Melbourne, 1146 in Dandenong, 1041 in Frankston, 708 in St. Kilda and 693 in Corio, including serious physical assaults and other crimes. Police can take out a personal safety intervention orders where a crime is committed and there are safety concerns. If you have…Details
Two nineteen-year-old males have been arrested and are in custody following alleged armed robberies with an iron bar, screw driver and a knife on the 16-05-12 at 7-Eleven in Keysborough and at the BP Service Station in Edithvale. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…Details