About reporting a crime

When reporting a crime you need to decide whether it is an emergency situation or a non-urgent issue.

This page will help you to choose how to report. You should report:

  • if life or injury is being threatened
  • if property is being threatened
  • a crime that is in progress, being witnessed or just committed
  • a domestic violence incident
  • anti-social behaviour.

Report an emergency

In an emergency you should call 000. 

Find out more about when to call 000

Report non-urgent incidents

You should call 131 444 to talk to a police operator. This is a 24-hour hotline.

A non-urgent incident could be:

  • suspicious activity
  • damage or graffiti
  • nuisance or disturbance
  • stolen vehicles
  • break-ins.

Contact Crime Stoppers

You can report information that may help solve a crime to Crime Stoppers:

You don’t need to give your name or address and you can remain anonymous.

Last updated: 28 May 2015

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