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Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is not affiliated with or a division of Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). VOCCS is a private entity facilitating best practice professional services to victims of crime in Victoria & Australia.


Victims of Crime receive government funded compensation, counselling and other services to aid in your recovery.

Compensation to a primary victim of crime can be up to $70,000 and to a secondary victim of crime $60,000 and up to $100,000 in death matters*.

For assistance call 1800 000 055 or complete the  Online Enquiry Form

Online Enquiry Form

Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) provides referral services to experienced solicitors, psychologists & others. VOCCS has been operating for over fifteen years and specializes exclusively in facilitating free state government funded entitlements to victims of crime and has assisted in over 8500 crime compensation applications.  

*  The maximum total financial assistance awarded by VOCAT, the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, is $60,000 to a primary victim and $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded ranges from $130.00 to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims, in respect of one death, is $100,000.00.


Victims of Crime Compensation Eligibility:

Victims of Crime in Victoria and Australia may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation services if:

  • You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a 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, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying or any other violent crime. 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 in order to apply for Crime Compensation. Crime Compensation Applications can also be made over the phone if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Service refers to solicitors and service providers in Victoria & South Australia experienced in supporting victims of crime to access their crime compensation entitlements. VOCCS supports links with Supportlink.


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