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Becoming the victim of a crime can be a confronting experience but you don't have to deal with it alone.

Victims of Crime Helpline

Need help or support? Call the Victims of Crime Helpline on

1800 819 817 

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.
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.

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