ACT Policing: Reporting historic sexual assault
Disclaimer: This online form is only for sexual assaults that occurred more than six months ago.
If you have been sexually assaulted, we encourage you to call police on 131 444, or visit a police station or hospital so your safety and health can be assessed as soon as possible.
Both the Canberra and Calvary Hospital provide support for all victims of sexual assault and provide emergency treatment. They will also connect you with support services such as Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care (FAMSAC) who can administer preventative medical care against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies.
Reporting sexual assault can be a daunting and traumatic experience for victims and we recognise the emotional hardship and courage involved in coming forward.
ACT Policing's Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (SACAT) are a specialised team that are dedicated to investigating sexual assault committed against adults and children. Their priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing, both mentally and physically, of victims and survivors of sexual assault.
ACT Policing work closely with the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) who provide confidential counselling services free of charge and can assist you with attending hospital, provide advice and support through criminal justice proceedings and refer you to practitioners to assist in your recovery.
Once you submit this form you will be contacted by a member of ACT Policing, if you have provided your consent, who can talk you through what is involved if you decide to proceed with a police investigation. They can also discuss alternate options, including making an Information Report which is for intelligence purposes only.
This form is for reporting sexual assaults that occurred within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). If the offence occurred in another state, please contact the police in the state the offence occurred.
If you are assisting a victim to complete this form, please be mindful you only use the exact words provided by the victim.
Please note it is an offence to make a report that contains information or allegations that are knowingly false or misleading.
Please note, if you choose to have this report investigated, the information you provide must be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. The evidence provided in your report will form the basis of any investigation and will be disclosable in court proceedings if the matter proceeds through the judicial process.