On the 3rd September 2015 at around 9.20pm a ninety-two-year-old male was watching television alone in his home on Olwen Street in Nunawading when the power went off. As the elderly man went outside to switch the power back on he was confronted by a male who demanded cash. The victim gave the offender money…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.
On Wednesday the 09-19-15 at around midnight two Fawkner Highway Patrol Police officers intercepted a silver Holden Commodore sedan on Lara Way in Campbellfield after observing sparks coming from one of the wheels. Police officers spoke to the five male occupants aged in their twenties and as one of the police members returned to the…Details
On the 03-09-15 at around 4.00 am an eighty-two-year-old taxi driver arrived for work at the taxi depot on Lily Street in Coburg. He was immediately confronted by two male assailants who struck him with a piece of timber while demanding cash. The elderly victim handed over a small amount of money and the offenders…Details
On the 07-09-15 at around 3.30 am an offender entered a home in Maple Court in Doveton via the back door. The offender stole an iPad before being disturbed by the pet Chihuahua whose growling awoke the thirty-one-year-old female occupant and her forty-three-year-old male partner who chased the offender from the house and over the…Details
On the 06-09-15 at around 11.20 pm a thirty-five-year-old Chadstone man was walking along Boathouse Drive in Melbourne towards his motor vehicle when he was struck to the side of his head. The victim stumbled at which time the assailant grabbed his shoulder bag and ran off towards St Kilda Road. The assailant was described…Details
On the 04-09-15 at about 6.40 pm a forty-four-year-old male was standing on Vesper Drive in Narre Warren when he was approached by an unknown male. The offender then shot the victim in the leg before fleeing the scene, possibly in a motor vehicle. The victim was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police…Details
On the 21-08-15 at around 6.40 pm a twenty-eight-year-old woman was walking home from work through Austin Crescent Reserve in Pascoe Vale when she was suddenly approached from behind by a male. The female victim was grabbed around her neck and thrown to the ground. The victim then screamed for help and the offender fled…Details
On the 19-08-15 at around 8.00 am three males approached a seventeen-year-old boy while he was waiting at a bus stop at the corner of Highett Road and Valerian Street in Hampton. The three offenders asked the victim for cash or cigarettes before assaulting him. The teenage victim attempted to protect himself when one of…Details
On Monday the 17 August 2015 at about 9.50pm two men entered the service station on Dynon Road in West Melbourne and enquired about oil for their motor vehicle. One of the male offenders then grabbed the shop attendant in a headlock and wrestled him to the ground while the other offender removed cash from…Details
On Friday the 14th August 2015 just before 8.00 pm a male carrying a backpack entered the milk bar on Cameron Parade in Watsonia North and approached the female shop assistant. The offender opened the bag and demanded cash from the attendant who fearing that the offender was in possession of a weapon placed an…Details
On the 14-08-15 at about 4.00 pm a burglar entered a childcare centre on Vale Street in Moe and began rummaging through drawers at the receptionist’s desk. Childcare Centre staff noticed the offender stealing money and he then fled. The offender was described as being of Aboriginal appearance and aged in his fifties or sixties…Details
On the 11-08-15 at around 7.20 pm an armed robbery took place at a gaming venue on Old High Street in Bendigo. A short time later, at around 7.30 pm, also in Bendigo another armed robbery took place at a gaming venue on Havilah Road. Bendigo police have since arrested a twenty-eight-year-old male from Golden…Details
On Friday the 14-08-15 at around 6.00 pm a sixteen year old girl was sitting on a park bench in Queens Street Park when she was approached by a male aged around twenties years. The teenage girl was taken into the nearby public toilets where she was sexually assaulted. The offender was described as being…Details
On Wednesday the 12-08-15 just after 11.30 pm a twenty-seven year old male attempted to rob five people in three separate Geelong CBD locations, James Street, Malop Street and Ryrie Street. Police were quickly alerted and arrested the offender from Belmont and is currently in custody. If you have been a victim of an armed…Details
On Sunday the 09-08-15 between 1.00 am and 6.00 am a burglar entered a home on Sara Crescent in Templestowe whilst the victims were sleeping. The offender stole a clutch bag as well as the keys to a black 2007 SL500 convertible Mercedes Benz before driving off in the vehicle. Manningham CIU detectives are appealing…Details
On the 11-08-15 just before 5.30pm a twenty-three-year-old male was walking along Union Street in Brunswick when he was approached by an unknown man. The unknown male stabbed the victim in the arm before casually walking away towards the Jewell Railway Station. The victim sustained lacerations to his arm and was treated in hospital. The…Details
0n Tuesday the 11-08-15 at around 2.45 am a shot was fired at close range into a Truganina house. The occupants of the house, two adults and a child, were asleep in the front bedroom at the time of the shooting and the force of the shot hit the internal wall and sprayed around the…Details
On Sunday the 09-08-15 at around 2.00 am a seventy-year-old male was having a cigarette in the backyard of his home in Ashton Street Reservoir when he was approached by an unknown male. The offender marched the elderly victim into his bedroom where the offender tied him up and gagged him and assaulted him resulting…Details
On the 04-08-15 at around 8.00 pm a twenty-year-old female and her young daughter were inside their home on Abraham Drive in Croydon when the front door bell rang. As the young girl walked towards the front door and unknown male entered the house and proceeded to force the twenty-year-old mother onto the couch where…Details
On the 07-08-15 at around 2.30 am a twenty-year-old female was walking along Stawell Street in Richmond when she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by an unknown male. A scuffle ensued and they both fell to the ground and the victim screamed and the offender fled in a white motor vehicle parked nearby.…Details