On the 22-02-12 at around 8.40 am a man of Indian appearance approached a school girl shortly after she alighted from a train and spoke to her inappropriate and then grabbed her arm and school bag but she refused to move away from her group. The assailant then approached another girl nearby and grabbed her…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 02-03-12 at around 5:30 am the male victim was walking through the Crown Casino car park towards his motor vehicle when he was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched by a male assailant who then tried to steal his money. If you have been the victim of physical…Details
On the 28-09-11 at around 6:15 pm a railway employee was assisting a customer when the adult male assailant aggressively approached the employee and punched the employee to the head before fleeing along Elizabeth Street. If you have been the victim of physical assault at work or a similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 24-03-12 at around 11.30 am a thirty-three-year-old male allegedly crashed into some seven vehicles, including buses and a police vehicle, in Preston. The assailant also drove at a police officer and produced a knife. One police officer sustained a bite to his arm and another person was injured before the assailant was subdued.…Details
On the 26-03-12 at around 3.50 am three assailants wearing balaclavas and carrying firearms entered the East Bentleigh Hotel and told staff and patrons to lie on the floor before stealing cash. If you have been the victim of armed robbery or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on…Details
On the 23-03-12 at around 4.00 pm an eleven-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted abduction in Mitcham. The male assailant attempted to pull her into bushland but the girl managed to escape and flee. If you have been the victim of a crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance…Details
On the 24-03-12 at around 10.45 am a male wearing a disguise entered the National Australia Bank in Burke Street with a firearm and stole cash and then fled through the back door. If you have been the victim armed robbery or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on…Details
Police have charged a second male with armed robbery in relation to the Fawkner bank robbery on the 06-01-12. The two men are aged thirty-seven and forty-nine years with one of the men being from Taylors Hill. If you have been the victim of a crime in a workplace the victim you may be entitled…Details
On the 28-01-12 just after midnight two men forced the rear door of the Railway Station Hotel in Eaglehawk open before entering the hotel and taking money. The offenders were then disturbed by staff and fled. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or similar crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling and…Details
On the 21-02-12 at around 3.00 am four teenage assailants wearing balaclavas and armed with knives entered the L’Unico Hotel in Clayton and stole cash and were arrested a short time later. Police have since arrested up to ten teenagers suspected of committing as many as twenty armed robberies in Monash, Clayton, Springvale, Dandenong and Cheltenham.…Details
On the 03-02-12 at around 10.00 pm an eighteen-year-old male was seriously physically assaulted while walking to a friend’s home in Wantirna South. The victim said that the three assailants approached him as he walked past the skate park and then attacked him for no apparent reason. He said that the assailants appeared intoxicated. The…Details
During December 2011 up to fifteen Service Stations and Convenience Stores across Melbourne including North Fitzroy, Preston, Northcote, Brunswick, Mickleham, Reservoir, Fawkner, Heidelberg Heights, Kingsbury, Tullamarine, Epping and Thomastown are believed to have been robbed by an assailant with a tomahawk or a knife. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or…Details
On the 12-03-12 at around 11.15 pm a twenty year old female jogger was approached by a male assailant in a park who then grabbed her by the arm, pulled her to the ground and indecently assaulted her. The victim struggled with the assailant and managed to escape and hide and sustained cuts and bruises.…Details
On the 21-03-12 at around 3.20 pm a gang of males of African appearance surrounded the twenty year old male victim on the Williamstown train and demanded his phone while physically retraining him and then alighted at the Footscray Station. If you have been the victim of an aggravated robbery or similar crime call Victims…Details
On the 06-03-12 at around 4.30 pm a twenty seven year old male victim sustained a broken nose that required reconstructive surgery following a road rage incident in Keysborough. It is alleged that the victim parked his motor vehicle on the side of the road following an incident with another motorist and while they were…Details
On the 20-02-12 sometime before 9.30 pm a twenty-six-year-old male was walking home after visiting friends when he was confronted by a group of men who glassed him and knocked him unconscious causing face and head injuries and he was later treated at the Dandenong Hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical…Details
On the 19-02-12 at around 11.40pm a twenty-three-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Thornbury. The assailant with a bicycle passed her and then put his bike on the ground and turned back and proceeded to assault the woman. In you have been the victim of a sexual assault in Victoria contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 31-01-12 at around 2.15 a male with a knife entered the Amery Street Milk Bar and after being refused cash by the attendant fled. At around 3.05 am that same morning a male with a knife entered the Gellibrand Crescent Milk Bar again demanding money which was again refused. If you have been…Details
On the 13-03-12 at around 1.20 am a male entered the restaurant in Bell Street with a syringe and forced staff to hand over cash before fleeing.
If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or similar crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on Freecall 1800 000 055.
On the 18-01-12 at around 2.00 pm a man wearing a black baseball cap and black gloves and carrying a firearm entered the pharmacy and demanded money from the two shop assistants. No one was injured and the assailant was last seen running down Bay Street. Where a crime occurs in a workplace the victim…Details