On the 13-01-12 at around 4.35 am an offender armed with a firearm entered a St Kilda convenience store and demanded money which he stole and then fled. When a crime occurs in a workplace the victim may be entitled to seek assistance both via Workcover and through Crime Compensation to aide in recovery. For…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 27-01-12 at around 2.30 am a twenty-four-year-old man was walking along the street when he was pushed against a fence and a sharp object put to his back before being sexually assaulted. A passing motorist’s headlights disrupted the attacker and the assailant then fled. In you have been the victim of a sexual assault…Details
On the 17-01-12 at around 3.55 pm a seventeen-year-old St. Albans boy was assaulted in the CBD after stepping off a tram suffering facial fractures. The victim reported being concussed and unable to recall details of the incident. In you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime in Victoria contact Victims…Details
On Australia Day 2012 the offender forced his way through the victim’s front door and pushed the sixty-one-year-old victim to the ground and then threatened her with a knife before removing money from her purse and fleeing. In you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime in Victoria contact Victims of…Details
On the 01-02-12 at around 3.30 pm two males entered the rear of a supermarket in Oakleigh East, one with a firearm, and demanded cash from the attendants at the front counter and then fled with a large amount of money. On the same day at around 9.10 pm three offenders wearing masks entered The…Details
On the 07-01-12 at around 10:50 pm one assailant entered the taxi and asked to be driven to Richmond to collect a friend. Once in Richmond the second assailant entered the taxi and allegedly put a plastic bag over the taxi driver’s head while the first man stuck him with a syringe before they fled…Details
On the 21-02-12 at around 8:00 am a sixteen year old female student was walking towards Coburg Railway Station when she was approached by the male assailant who followed her and attempted to find out which school she attends and then boarded the train and sat near her. If you have been the victim of…Details
On the 06-03-12 at around 10.25 pm the assailant entered the Caltex Service Station in Greenvale and produced and handgun and handed a bag to the attendant demanding 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.
There has been a series of bag snatching incidents at the Preston Market and the Northcote Plaza which has resulted in the police asking shoppers to be extra cautious and vigilant. Police describe bad snatching as crimes of opportunity and advise shoppers to keep handbags close to their bodies and either concealed or facing away from…Details
On the 05-02-12 the thirty-three-year-old Indian man was attacked by a group of unknown male assailants who quickly fled the scene. The victim sustained a broken jaw which was surgically treated at the St Vincent’s Hospital. In you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 02-02-12 an off-duty senior police officer was attacked by two male assailants and one female assailant with a piece of timber and bricks and sustained face and upper body injuries after having previously spoken to two people regarding alleged drug activity at the Reservoir station. Transit police are calling for witnesses to this serious…Details
There has been a recent spate of sexual attacks in the Brunswick and Coburg areas. On the 25-01-12 at around 9.00 am a twenty-seven-year-old woman was collecting items from a motor vehicle when a male assailant wrapped his arms around her from behind and assaulted her. On the 17-09-12 at around 10.15 am a thirty-year-old…Details
On the 30-01-12 at around 10.30 pm a twenty-three-year-old female got of a tram followed by two youths. One of the youths soon grabbed and pushed her and threatened her with a hammer demanding that she hand over her mobile phone and cash. The female described being very fearful for her safety and fortunately only…Details
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
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