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
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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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.
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.
On the 08-03-12 at around 8.30 am the seventy-four-year-old male was confronted by several armed and masked men in Boronia. The victim was robbed and assaulted and sustained minor injuries and was then forced into a motor vehicle and driven around the eastern suburbs for two hours before being released in Chirnside Park. If you…Details
On the 06-03-12 at around 6.10 am a woman was jogging in Kew when she ran past the male assailant who indecently assaulted her before running off. On the 07-03-12 at around 5.25 am a woman was at a tram stop in Kew when the male assailant approached her from behind her and dragged her…Details
On the 08-03-12 just after 11.00 pm three Molotov Cocktails were thrown through a Vermont home’s front window. One person was home at the time and was awoken by the noise and ran outside and attempted to put out the fire before the Metropolitan Fire Brigade arrived. If you have been the victim of a…Details
On the 22-01-12 at around 3:45 pm a female alighted at the Parliament Railway Station and as she was on the escalator a male of African appearance aged about thirty years indecently assaulted her from behind. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault, physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 02-02-12 at around 10:50 am a female alighted at the Highett Railway Station and as she was waiting at a level crossing a man who was standing beside her allegedly indecently assaulted her. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault, physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 04-01-12 at around 10:45 pm the assailant approached the victim at the Collingwood Railway Station and demanded his bag. The victim refused at which time the assailant punched him to the back of his head before fleeing. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime…Details
On the 17-01-12 at around 3:55 pm a seventeen year old male victim got off a tram in Swanston Street and was physically assaulted by several assailants and sustained a fractured skull. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on…Details
On 2012-11 at around 4.25 pm a sixteen year old girl was with her grandmother at the Ringwood Railway Station when she was assaulted by a female aged around nineteen years. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on 1800…Details
On the 23-12-11 at around 10:50 pm a female as walking along Dawson Street when she was grabbed inappropriately several times before being push up against a wall by the male assailant. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault, physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance…Details
On 13-10-11 the female victim was travelling from Narre Warren to Flinders Street Station when she was approached by the male assailant who engaged her in a conversation before indecently assaulting her several times and then following her off the train at Flinders Street. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault, physical…Details
On the 25-02-12 at around 1:50 pm a male assailant entered the Cellebrations Liquor Store in Mulgrave with a hoodie over his head and face and threatened staff with a knife demanding cash. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…Details
On the 30-12- 11 at around 2:00 am two young males were walking along Carrick Drive when a motor vehicle pulled up beside them and three men and one female alighted and demanded money from the victims. The victims refused and they were then seriously physically assaulted and a mobile phone was stolen. If you…Details
On the 16-01-12 at around 7:00 am the female victim was waiting at the Boronia Railway Station when she noticed a man following her. The train then arrived and the female boarded and the male proceeded to sit opposite her. The male then made inappropriate contact with her several times as well as stroking himself inappropriately…Details
On the 23-01-12 at around 3:00 pm a male assailant of African appearance entered the bottle shop and threatened a staff member with a knife demanding cash, cigarettes and alcohol. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance…Details
On the 07-02-12 between 12.00 am and 1:30 am three masked men armed with a hatchet, crow bar and taser forcefully entered a home in Oakleigh South and restrained the two residents before proceeding to steal property. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details