Report sexual assault

Sexual assault is a crime of violence and includes a broad range of sexual crimes committed against a person regardless of age, gender, status, culture, ability or sexuality.
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Report sexual assault matters to your local police station, calling police on 131 444 or online through the Safe2Say portal (anonymously if you wish).

When reporting you will be:

  • listened to
  • treated with dignity and respect
  • kept informed of the progress of your investigation
  • provided with assistance to access support services if you require them.

Support resource guide and more information

Current and past survivors of sexual offences over the age of 16 are encouraged to read the support resource book (PDF, 5.48MB) which outlines what to expect when making an official report to police.

The information is intended to help you if you are considering reporting an offence that has already occurred or you have reported an offence.

Report distribution of intimate images

It is an offence to distribute or threaten to distribute an intimate image(s) of a person without their consent (colloquially known as ‘revenge porn’) and you may be charged under the Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Act 2018 (WA).

The Courts have the power to make a rectification or ‘take down’ order in relation to the image(s).

There are two ways to report, depending on the circumstances:

  1. Criminal complaints: call police on 131 444 or in person at a police station.
  2. Non-criminal complaints: use the eSafety Commissioner’s online complaints portal. The Commonwealth eSafety Commissioner also has authority to order the removal of an intimate image from social media, the internet, or any other electronic service if it was posted without consent.  

Any person over 10 years of age can be charged if they commit a criminal offence in WA, including intimate image offences.

Visit the eSafety Commissioner website for more information.