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
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 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
On the 24-02-11 at around 8.30 pm a woman was the victim of a sexual assault and robbery in Keysborough . The woman was allegedly dragged in to the Coomoora Road Reserve by an unknown male of Asian appearance who punched her several times in the face before throwing her to the ground and sexually…Details
On the 29-02-12 at around 9.45 pm a twenty-six-year-old female student was followed by a male of African appearance who made sexual demands of her which she refused then he then threatened her with a knife before again making sexual demands. The victim sought assistance from another male at which time the assailant fled. If you…Details
On the 29-02-12 at around 2.45 am a man entered the service station armed with a small axe and demanded cash from the store attendant. The attendant fled into the back room and locked the door while the assailant stole items from the front counter. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery…Details
On the 14-02-12 just after 4.00 pm a twenty-six-year-old female was exiting a car park when the assailant began striking the rear passenger side of her vehicle where the female’s five-month-old daughter was located. The female then alighted and confronted the assailant who grabbed her and they fell to the ground and the assailant then…Details
On the 04-03-12 at around 5.00 am 17-year-old was walking home when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male with a knife who then sexually assaulted her.
If you have been the victim of a sexual assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on Freecall 1800 000 055.
On the 04-03-12 a twenty-one-year-old male parked his BMW near a Milk Bar and was standing outside having a cigarette when a Commodore parked beside him and a male alighted and punched the male to the head and then threatened him with a knife before stealing his motor vehicle. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 17-02-12 at around 5.20 am a male walked entered a convenience store on High Street and threatened the shop assistant with a pole demanding money before taking cash from the register. Police believe that this crime may be linked to a High Street Service Station robbery on 23-12-11. According to the police businesses should be…Details
Armed robberies have occurred at the Watergardens Tavern in Taylors Lakes on 10-10-11, the Keilor Hotel on 15-10-11 and the Glengala Hotel in Sunshine on the 20-06-11.
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 the 06-03-12 at around 9.00 am a male armed with a knife entered a shop in Main Road St. Albans demanding cash which resulted in an altercation with the shop assistant. The assailant then fled and the shop assistant was taken to hospital suffering cuts to his upper body. If you have been the…Details
The Lalor Bowling Club has now been robbed five times by assailants wearing balaclavas and using a host of different weapons, including firearms. Police believe that the same assailants may be also responsible for the thirty three armed robberies at gaming venues across the north-west suburbs of Melbourne since June 2011. If you have been…Details
A male believed to be aged between thirty and forty years has been regularly exposing himself over the past three years and responsible for some eighteen separate incidents in Caulfield South, Highett, McKinnon, Hampton, Mentone and Moorabbin. The offences occurred between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm and the victims have been aged between eleven and…Details
On the 08-03-12 at around 2.30 pm the 86 year old woman walked home from her volunteer work and was about to check her letter box when she was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground by a male assailant who then stole her handbag. The woman suffered injuries to her arms and wrists.…Details
On the 02-12-11 at around 1.30 am three assailants armed with a knife robbed a male who was waiting for a taxi at the Broadmeadows Railway Station.
If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on Freecall 1800 000 055.