On 16-02-12 at around 3.00 am a male carrying a gun and wearing a balaclava ran into the Albion Charles Hotel and approached staff and demanded money. Hotel Employees gave the assailant the money and he then fled through nearby parkland. Armed robberies in Victorian Hotels and Tabarets are now a common occurrence and often result in…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.
Stephen Parnis, Vice-President of the AMA Victoria, recently said in the media that ”something like 90% of Emergency Nurses have been subjected to physical violence and some 5% of General Practitioners have been threatened with weapons”. Health workers are often facing violence from people with a range of problems including drug and alcohol and mental…Details
On the 02-03-12 at around 8.45 pm two masked assailants with one armed with a knife entered the Belmont Pharmacy demanding cash and prescription drugs from the staff before fleeing with cash and drugs. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery, physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…Details
On the 13-03-12 at around 10.30 pm a twenty year old female was walking down a set of stairs in Glenroy when the assailant approached her and indecently assaulted her and she managed to scream and run away. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 19-03-12 at around 11.20 am two Security Guards were held up outside a hotel and forced to lie on the ground by an armed assailant and who stole cash and firearms and then fled on a motor bike If you have been the victim of a armed robbery or similar crime contact Victims…Details
On the 18-02-11 at around 6.40 pm the male victim was sitting in his motor vehicle when he was approached by two male assailants who demanded that he get out of his motor vehicle. The victim refused and was then slashed several times with the machete and forced out of his motor vehicle. The assailants…Details
On the 14-03-12 at around 2.40 am three assailants entered the Sydenham McDonalds Restaurant armed with a hammer, an axe and a baseball bat and demanded cash. The assailants took money from the cash registers as well as from the wallets and handbags of staff. If you have been the victim of a armed robbery or…Details
On the 22-02-12 at around 7.20 am a thirteen year old girl on her way to school was approached by an adult male who attempted to talk to her. On the 24-02-12 the victim was again approached by the same assailant who on this occasion grabbed and kissed her. On the 13-03-12 the same assailant…Details
On the 15-02-12 at around 2.00 pm an adult male offender indecently exposed himself to a seventeen year old male who was at the bus stop and who quickly fled. At around 2.35 pm the victim returned to the bus stop only to see the offender walking towards him and who then chased him into…Details
On the 22-01-12 at around 9.30 pm the assailant forced his way into the serving area of PJs Supermarket in Mildura and threatened the shop assistant with a knife before fleeing with money. Police have since charged two teenagers over the incident. On the 17-01-12 at around 4.00 pm a man with a knife entered…Details
On 27-05-11 at about 9:00 pm four men entered a mechanic workshop on Dynon Road and demanded money before assaulting the male victim and stealing his wallet and other items. Electrical cord was used to tie the victim’s hands and feet and he was threatened with knives. If you have been the victim of an armed…Details
On the 12-12-11 at around 1:20 am a man entered the Coles Express Service Station in Fawkner and allegedly threatened staff with a knife and demanded money.
If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on Freecall 1800 000 055.
On 19-11-11 at around 6.40 pm two men entered a Milk Bar in Noble Park and asked for change to use the public phone and when the Shop Assistant opened the cash register one of the males produced a hammer while the other attempted to steal cash from the register. The Shop Assistant then pulled out…Details
On 19-06-11 at around 4:20 am a female was at her home in Sunshine when she heard a cat crying outside and when she went to investigate she saw a male standing outside her home holding a cat who then stabbed the victim before fleeing. If you have been the victim of a physical assault…Details
On the 25-02-11 just after 11.00 pm a forty-seven-year-old woman was walking along a street in Elwood when a male described as being in his mid twenties allegedly grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her before walking off. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 29-12-11 at around 9.30 pm a twenty-year-old woman was walking along a Box Hill street when she was approached by a male who indecently assaulted her. The female victim pushed the assailant away and he fled. The victim then proceeded home at which time she again saw the assailant watching her from a…Details
On the 26-02-12 at around 11.30 pm a thirty-four-year old male was walking along a street with friends when the assailant ran up behind him and punched him to the back of his head causing the victim to fall to the ground striking his head on the footpath. The victim was taken to the Alfred…Details
On the 24-02-12 at around 9.30 pm four men entered the St. Albans Service Station and forced the shop attendant to open the cash register and they stole money and cigarettes before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on Freecall…Details
On the 23-01-12 at around 3.00 am a man entered the Frankston-Dandenong Road Service Station with a knife and forced the female Shop Assistant to open the cash register and to empty out the contents and he then fled If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 06-02-12 at around 6.40 am a young adult male entered the News Agency in Briar Hill and threatened the Shop Owner with a weapon demanding money. The Shop owner refused to comply and the assailant then fled. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details