On the 29-05-15 at around 4.30 am police located a female in her twenties on Victoria Road in Northcote suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg and was quickly taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition. Police have since charged a thirty-seven-year-old Northcote man with intentionally causing serious injury who was remanded…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 29-05-15 at around 2.00 am two male offenders armed with a firearm and wearing balaclavas and yellow fluorescent vests with the word ‘police’ on them entered the Red Gap Road rural property in Lancefield via an unlocked door. The offenders then woke up the two adult occupants, a forty-two-year-old man and thirty-six-year-old woman,…Details
On the 29-05-15 at around 6.45 pm a masked burglar entered a property on Dunn Street in Ballarat by an unlocked balcony door. A seventeen-year-old boy was home at the time in the kitchen when he was confronted by the burglar who pushed him to his chest and stole several ipads before fleeing out through…Details
On the 14-05-15 at around 7.10 am a fifty-two-year-old female was alighting from her motor vehicle outside Collingwood College on McCutcheon Way in Collingwood when she was attacked and stabbed. The victim was treated at St Vincent’s Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Police have since arrested a twenty-six-year-old Melton man on the 25-05-15 in relation…Details
On the 11-05-15 at around 1.30 am a male offender armed with a knife entered a service station on Little Boundary Road in Laverton demanding cash from the store attendant. The attendant quickly fled into the storeroom locking the door behind himself resulting in the offender leaving the service station left empty handed. Altona Detectives…Details
On the 18-04-15 at around 12.30 am a thirty-six-year-old male was putting petrol in his motor vehicle at a service station on Queen Street in Altona Meadows when he was approached by a female who began a conversation. The female then got into the victim’s motor vehicle and produced a knife and ordered him to…Details
On the 10-04-15 just after 2.00 pm a female was followed by an unknown male from the Melbourne CBD by train to Glen Waverley Station and then by bus to High Street and then to her home in Kristin Close. As the female began to walk down her driveway the offender grabbed her shopping bag…Details
On the 07-04-15 at around 7.00 pm a male was walking to his motor vehicle parked in the Werribee railway station car park when he was approached by two male offenders. One of the offenders threatened him with a knife while the other physically assaulted him. The offenders stole cash from his wallet as well…Details
On the 13-04-15 at around 4.00 am two offenders, one armed with a knife and the other with a hammer, enter a fast food outlet on Mount Derrimut Road in Derrimut threatening staff and demanding cash. Staff handed over cash and the offenders fled west along Foleys Road. One offender was described as being of…Details
On Monday the 13th April 2015 at around 6.00 pm a male armed with a weapon robbed the bottle shop at a licensed premises on Sturt Street in Ballarat. Ballarat detectives have since charged a nineteen-year-old male from South Australia with armed robbery. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery, assault or…Details
On the 07-04-15 at around 6.00 am a male offender entered the convenience store on Springvale Road in Nunawading and perused some magazines before approaching the counter and threatened the staff person with a screw driver demanding money. The staff person handed over a small amount of cash and the offender then fled on foot…Details
On the 6th March at around 12.30 am a male offender approached a security guard near the centre management office at the Narre Warren shopping centre on Princes Highway. The offender then attacked the victim punching and kicking him before stealing cigarettes and fleeing the scene. The fifty-two-year-old security guard suffered facial injuries. The offender…Details
On Tuesday the 17th February 2015 at around 8.50 pm two men entered the Milk Bar on Dickens Street in Elwood. One of the men proceeded to threaten the female staff person with a knife demanding money while the other offender stood lookout. The female staff person handed over cash and the offenders fled. One…Details
On Sunday the 5th April 2015 at around 7.30 pm a male armed with a small axe attempted to steal a thirty-two-year-old man’s motor vehicle in the car park of the Derrimut Road shopping centre. The victim refused to alight from his motor vehicle and the offender stole the victim’s car keys before fleeing the…Details
On the 04-04-15 just after 4.30am a twenty-four-year-old male from South Melbourne suffered serious injuries while a male security guard suffered a minor slash wound on Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD. Police have since charged a thirty-six-year-old Lalor male with intentionally cause serious injury and robbery who was remanded into custody. Victims of crime…Details
On Thursday the 02-05-15 just before 10.15 pm police were called to the incident at a nightclub on Swanston Street in the Melbourne CBD where three men were assaulted. A twenty-nine-year-old man from North Melbourne was treated at The Alfred while two men aged twenty-seven and thirty-six years were treated at the scene. Melbourne Crime…Details
On Monday the 30th March 2015 at around 7.30 pm a man armed with a firearm and dressed in women’s clothing entered the service station on Taylors Road in Taylors Hill and confronted the female staff member at the counter. The staff member handed over a quantity of cash which the offender placed in the…Details
On Tuesday the 17th March 2015 a seventeen-year-old female was stabbed to death in the Stanton Street Reserve in Doncaster. Police believe the offender boarded a bus on Doncaster Road in Doncaster at about 7.09 pm and got off the bus near the intersection of Hoddle Street and Johnston Streets in Abbotsford. Police are appealing…Details
On the 14th March 2015 at around 2.30 pm an elderly Greek woman answered a knock on the front door of her home on Heidelberg Road in Alphington. Upon opening the front door she was greeted by a female identifying herself as local council representative and after a brief conversation the elderly victim let the…Details
On Friday the 13-03-15 at around 1.00 am a group of five to six teenage males, believed to be aged from fourteen to eighteen years, entered a home on Exeter Road in Croydon North while the three occupants were asleep. The offenders ransacked the house stealing mobile phones and motor vehicle keys and awakening the…Details