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To discuss an application for assistance please contact the Registrar at your nearest venue of the Tribunal

Victims of Crime Helpline

In addition to the Tribunal, there are a range of other services available to assist victims of crime.

VOCAT is established by legislation to provide financial assistance to victims of violent crime committed in Victoria. We assist victims to recover from a crime by providing financial assistance for expenses incurred, or reasonably likely to be incurred, as a direct result of the crime.

Are you a Victim?
The Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 defines the victim types eligible to receive financial assistance from the Tribunal. Click here for more information about who may be eligible.
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An application for financial assistance can be made online or at any venue of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. Click here for more information about making an application for financial assistance.
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The Tribunal can make awards for urgent expenses prior to the final determination of an application. Click here for more information about urgent financial assistance.

Latest News

Guidelines 1 and 2 of 2018

The Chief Magistrate has issued two new Guidelines for 2018: 


Guideline 1 of 2018 relating to legal costs


Guideline 2 of 2018 relating to the preparation of reports and provision of counselling services