Report crime

Report crime

Serious and organised crime has a very real impact on Australia, causing social and economic harm that can affect the whole community.

Please do not report any crime directly to our agency.

To report serious and organised criminal activity, use the contact details below.

The ACIC is aware of scam callers and messages impersonating ACIC officials and threatening to suspend accounts for illegal activity. These calls and messages are fraudulent. We recommend reporting these to to assist the National Anti-Scam Centre to monitor scam trends and take action as appropriate.

Call Triple Zero (000) in a life threatening or time critical emergency.

Report any information about an unsolved crime or suspicious activity anonymously:

If there is no immediate danger or you want to report non-urgent crime, contact the 24-hour Police Assistance Line. The information you provide over the phone is immediately available to your local police.

You can report terrorism, threats and suspicious activity that may relate to national security issues to the National Security Hotline.  

Report concerns about cybercrime or cybersecurity incidents to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

You can report scams to Scamwatch at the National Anti-Scam Centre to help them stop scammers and warn others.

If you are experiencing cyberbullying, you can report it to the eSafety Commissioner. This reporting system is also for flagging illegal, inappropriate or offensive online content and image-based abuse.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

You can report suspected fraud or non-compliance directly to the NDIS Fraud Reporting and Scams Helpline.

Illicit tobacco

If you suspect that illicit tobacco is being grown, manufactured or sold in your community you can report it anonymously to the Australian Taxation Office by:

If you know someone who might be involved in importing illegal tobacco:

Serious financial crime

The Serious Financial Crime Taskforce tackles the most serious forms of financial crime. If you are concerned that you or someone you know is doing the wrong thing, you can confidentially tell us about it.

To report any known or suspected illegal behaviour you can either:

If you’ve seen inappropriate behaviour towards children online you can report it to the Australian Federal Police led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation. This includes:

  • suspected online grooming or inappropriate contact
  • an individual having a conversation with a child online and saying and doing inappropriate things or trying to meet in person
  • live streaming and consuming child sexual abuse material
  • coercing and blackmailing children for sexual purposes, including sexual extortion. 

Report abuse:

Each Australian police agency operates the National Child Offender Register 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




Australian Capital Territory


1800 031 722

New South Wales

NSW Child Protection Register

02 8835 8657

Northern Territory

Child Protection Offender Registry

08 8922 1560


Child Protection Offender Registry

1300 552 931

South Australia

South Australia ANCOR

1800 766 255


Tasmania ANCOR

03 6173 2661


Victoria Sex Offenders' Registry

1800 235 733

Western Australia

Western Australia Sex Offender Management Squad

1800 300 400