If the matter is urgent and requires an immediate response, or a person's safety is at risk, then phone the emergency number 000.
In a non-emergency situation, call the police on 131 444.
For hearing impaired, call TTY 9374 4399.
You may be required to attend your local police station. However, in many cases, the police operator will usually be able to provide information about police matters or take an incident report from you on the phone and issue an incident report number.
When reporting a crime, it is important to remember:
Depending on the type of crime, the police may have specific requests of you in order to assist the investigation.
In cases of sexual assault, if you don't wish to go to the police, you can contact the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC), in confidence. It can offer you medical treatment and ongoing support and advice.
Last updated: 18-Feb-2013
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