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Report crime

Organised crime has a very real impact on Australia, causing social and economic harm that directly and indirectly affects the whole community.

Please do not report any crime directly to our agency.

If you wish to report or have information on serious and organised crime activity, use the contact details below.

Emergency—police, fire or ambulance

  • Phone: 000

Call Triple Zero (000) for urgent assistance from the police, ambulance or fire brigade. This is a free call from any phone in Australia. 

You should call 000 in a life threatening or time critical emergency, such as when:

  • someone is seriously injured or in danger
  • there is serious risk to life or property
  • a crime is being committed and/or a further crime may be committed
  • someone you suspect has committed a crime is close by or their location is known, and there is an opportunity to arrest the suspect
  • witnesses may leave the scene of a crime or evidence might be lost if police do not get there quickly.

Crime Stoppers

Please call Crime Stoppers if you have any information that might help solve a crime. This community-based initiative encourages all members of the public to provide information on:

  • people wanted by police
  • unsolved crimes and future crime that is being planned
  • people you know who have committed criminal offences where they have not been arrested
  • suspicious or unusual activity.

Police assistance line

  • Phone: 131 444

If you are the victim of a crime, other than in life threatening or time-critical emergency situations, phone the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. The Police Assistance Line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The information you provide over the phone is immediately available to your local police.

Types of crime you can report to the Police Assistance Line include:

  • break and enter
  • fail to pay for fuel (service stations only)
  • motor vehicle/vessel theft
  • malicious damage, including graffiti
  • lost property
  • taxi fare evasion.
     

When a police response is required, the Police Assistance Line arranges for police officers to attend. The Police Assistance Line can also assist you with general police inquiries. 

If you are in Victoria, please contact your local police station—do not contact the Police Assistance Line.

National Security Hotline

You can report suspicious activity that may relate to national security issues to the National Security Hotline. Trained operators take every call seriously, and you can remain anonymous. Information is passed on to Australia's police and security agencies for analysis and further investigation.

If you are calling from overseas, please call (+61) 1300 123 401. For TTY users, call 1800 234 889. If you do not speak English well, call the Translating and Interpreting Hotline on 131 450 and ask them to contact the National Security Hotline and interpret for you.

Cybercrime reporting

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network​  (ACORN) is a national policing initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. 

This national online system allows the public to securely report instances of cybercrime. It also provides advice to help people recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime.

If you want to enquire about a cybercrime incident you have reported, please contact your local police through the nation-wide phone number 131 444 and quote the ACORN reference number—except in Victoria where you need to contact your local police (numbers are on the Victoria police website).

SCAMwatch

Your report can assist the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to monitor scam trends and take action as appropriate. You will also be able to receive information on the matter reported and any options that may be available. Note, SCAMwatch does not provide legal advice.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner coordinates and leads online safety efforts across government, industry and the non-for-profit community, empowering all Australians to have safe and positive online experiences.

Report cyberbullying

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner operates a world first reporting scheme to deal with serious cyberbullying affecting Australian children. The office may be able to help get cyberbullying material removed from social media services. Find out more or make a report on the eSafety website

Report illegal or offensive content

If you encounter offensive or illegal content online, you can report it to the office via the online content complaint form. The office prioritises the removal of child sexual abuse material.

Report image-based abuse

The office may be able to assist victims of image-based abuse. Any Australian who has had their intimate images or videos shared online without their consent can make a report to the office. Find out more or make a report on the eSafety website.

National Child Offender Register

Each Australian police agency operates the National Child Offender System (NCOS—formerly known as the ANCOR) in accordance with the respective legislation of their state or territory.  Please direct any requests about information contained on this system to the Child Protection Unit in the relevant police agency as listed below:

State or territory

Unit

Email

Phone

Australian Capital Territory

ACT ANCOR

csort [at] afp.gov.au

1800 031 722

New South Wales

NSW Child Protection Register

#CPR [at] police.nsw.gov.au

02 8835 8657

Northern Territory

Child Protection Offender Registry

ancor [at] pfes.nt.gov.au

08 8922 1560

Queensland

Child Protection Offender Registry

CPOR [at] police.qld.gov.au

1300 552 931

South Australia

South Australia ANCOR

sapol.ancor [at] police.sa.gov.au

1800 766 255

Tasmania

Tasmania ANCOR

CPOR.Register [at] police.tas.gov.au

03 6173 2661

Victoria

Victoria Sex Offenders' Registry

ANCOR.registrar [at] police.vic.gov.au

1800 235 733

Western Australia

Western Australia Sex Offender Management Squad

soms [at] police.wa.gov.au

1800 300 400

Please note the Australian National Child Offender Register (ANCOR) is separate from the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

Last updated
17 July 2018