On the 11-08-15 just before 5.30pm a twenty-three-year-old male was walking along Union Street in Brunswick when he was approached by an unknown man. The unknown male stabbed the victim in the arm before casually walking away towards the Jewell Railway Station. The victim sustained lacerations to his arm and was treated in hospital. 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*.
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* 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.
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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.
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- The crime was committed in the last two years in Victoria, Australia**.
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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.
0n Tuesday the 11-08-15 at around 2.45 am a shot was fired at close range into a Truganina house. The occupants of the house, two adults and a child, were asleep in the front bedroom at the time of the shooting and the force of the shot hit the internal wall and sprayed around the…Details
On Sunday the 09-08-15 at around 2.00 am a seventy-year-old male was having a cigarette in the backyard of his home in Ashton Street Reservoir when he was approached by an unknown male. The offender marched the elderly victim into his bedroom where the offender tied him up and gagged him and assaulted him resulting…Details
On the 04-08-15 at around 8.00 pm a twenty-year-old female and her young daughter were inside their home on Abraham Drive in Croydon when the front door bell rang. As the young girl walked towards the front door and unknown male entered the house and proceeded to force the twenty-year-old mother onto the couch where…Details
On the 07-08-15 at around 2.30 am a twenty-year-old female was walking along Stawell Street in Richmond when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. A scuffle ensued and they both fell to the ground and the victim screamed and the offender fled in a white motor vehicle parked nearby.…Details
On the 03-08-15 at around 6.00 pm a seventeen-year-old girl was walking on level 1 of Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong when a woman, accompanied by a male, walked past her and punched her in the face causing her to fall to the ground. The offender is perceived to be aged in her late twenties,…Details
On the 26-05-15 at around 11.50 pm a taxi driver picked a male passenger on Ormond Rd in Ormond. The male then produced a knife and demanded money and after he was given a small amount of cash by the taxi driver he fled. The offender was described as being Caucasian, aged in his mid-twenties,…Details
On the 13-06-15 at around 11.30 pm a lone masked male offender entered the Green Gully Soccer Club in Kealba armed with a firearm. The offender demanded money from a staff member located at the TAB counter. The staff member immediately fled into a rear office and the offender them grabbed a quantity of cash…Details
On the 11-06-15 at around 8.40 pm two male offenders, one armed with a handgun, stormed into a milk bar on Banff Street in Reservoir demanding cash from the loan shop attendant. The shop attendant promptly retrieved a baseball bat from behind the counter and chased the two offenders from the store. A short time…Details
On Friday the 05-06-15 just after 2.00 am a male offender armed with a tyre iron entered the service station on Frankston Flinders Road in Hastings and demanded cash from the shop attendant. The offender then attempted to jump the counter and as he was doing so the shop attendant pushed him back and the…Details
On the 05-06-15 just after 11.00 pm two men left the Heatherton Road hotel in Springvale South and were then involved in a verbal altercation in the hotel car park before one of the men was punched to the face and then fell to the ground unconscious. The twenty-four-year-old victim was taken to Monash Hospital…Details
On the 05-06-15 just after 1.00 pm a sixteen-year-old Pakenham girl was stabbed to the neck as she was walking along a footpath on Magid Drive in Narre Warren. The teenage victim was airlifted to The Alfred in a serious condition. Police are currently looking for a female in her late teens believed to be…Details
On Sunday the 31-05-15 at around 1.15 am a thirty-nine-year-old man from Knoxfield and a twenty-two-year-old woman from Reservoir were sitting inside a motor vehicle parked at the J E Moore Park in Reservoir when a silver coloured van parked next to them and three males alighted. One of the three offenders threatened the couple…Details
On Sunday the 31-05-15 at around 2.15 pm a male offender entered a juice bar on Bay Street in Port Melbourne and ordered a juice. As the offender was handed the drink he put his hand in his pocket and then told the shop attendant that he had a gun and then reached over and…Details
On the 01-06-15 just before 3.00 am a male offender entered the service station on Plenty Road in Bundoora and demanded cash from the shop attendant. The shop attendant convinced the offender to go outside where he would get cash from an ATM at which time the attendant locked the doors and called police who…Details
On Sunday the 31-05-15 at around 4.00pm a male suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg following an alleged road rage incident on the Western Freeway near Condons Lane in Bacchus Marsh. The gunshot victim was treated at the Ballan hospital and then transferred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police wish to speak with…Details
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
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