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
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.
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
On the 13-05-12 at around 8.30 pm a seventy-three-year-old male and his seventy-year-old female partner returned to their home in Bulleen and were threatened by a male assailant with a gun in their kitchen. The victims fled from their home and the assailant left through the rear door. If you have been the victim of…Details
In 2010 – 2011 there were 285 assaults on paramedics with 128 being bashed in the course of their work duties. Ambulance Victoria said that they will not tolerate such behaviour and will pursue criminal charges against assailants. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime while at work call…Details
On the 14-05-12 at around 6.30 pm the twenty-four-year-old male victims was in the bathroom of the boarding house when he was approached by the unknown assailant with a knife who repeatedly struck the victim to the head before fleeing and the victim was then taken to the Dandenong Hospital. If you have been the…Details
On the 01-05-12 at around 1.20 am three male assailants entered the convenience store in Pascoe Vale armed with a rifle and a knife and made demands on staff before stealing a number of items. On the 02-05-12 at around 2.30 am three male assailants wearing masks entered a convenience store in Parkville armed with…Details
On the 30-04-12 just after 12.00 am a male assailant entered the petrol station armed with a baseball bat and demanded cash from the shop assistant but when the assistant refused to hand over any money the assailant attempted to strike him with the bat before fleeing. On the same night at around 12.40 am…Details
On the 29-04-12 at around 3.00 am a male assailant wearing a balaclava approached the shop assistant with a golf club at a convenience store in Rockbank and demanded cash which was soon given to the assailant and who then stole some other items before fleeing and driving off down the Western Highway with an…Details
On the 01-05-12 at around 1.00 am a Security Guard was patrolling a wrecking yard in Horsham when he came across three male offenders who proceeded to physically assault him and he was later taken to hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
Nursing staff and others at the Wimmera Base Hospital Emergency Department have been subjected to several recent attempted physical assaults and abuse resulting in a zero tolerance policy where police are called out whenever staff may be at risk. If you have been the victim of crime while at work call Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 13-05-12 at around 8.10 pm a twenty-eight-year-old female assailant entered the Heathmont Pharmacy on Canterbury Road and produced a knife and demanded drugs from pharmacy staff. The staff advised the woman to go the Ringwood Medical Centre and she left her knife and fled the scene and was later arrested at the medical…Details
On the 22-02-12 an adult male of Indian appearance physically assaulted two separate school girls at different times in Canterbury. At around 8.30 am the male assailant followed a school girl from a train and eventually grabbed her by the arm and she was assisted by a friend and they escaped. Shortly afterwards the same…Details
On the 18-04-12 at around 11.00 pm a male armed with a large knife entered a Subway Restaurant in Blackburn South and threatened staff before stealing cash from the cash register and fleeing in a while motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work or similar crime call…Details
On the 13-04-12 at around 4.00 am a male assailant wearing a hoodie and armed with a broken bottle entered a convenience store in Heathmont and threatened to stab the store assistant before stealing money from the till. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work or similar crime call…Details
On the 15-04-12 at around 5.00 am a masked male entered the Caltex Service Station in Ascot Vale armed with a rifle threatening staff before stealing cash and cigarettes while a second assailant stood watch outside. If you have been the victim of armed robbery while at work call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…Details
A Police Officer was the victim of a physical assault perpetrated by a male assailant in Broadford at around 10.30 pm on the 03-04-12. The police officer responded to a knock on the door when the assailant pushed his way in and repeatedly punched the officer to the face. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 07-05-12 at around 5.50 pm a male exposed himself to passing train passengers as he stood in a clear area near a pedestrian crossing. If you have been the victim of indecent exposure or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional assistance on 1800 000…Details
A Shop Assistant was the victim of an armed robbery with a wheel brace and a knife perpetrated by a male assailant at the Mulgrave 7-Eleven Store at around 2.15 am on the 03-05-12 who stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work or…Details