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Alternate Help

Are you a victim of Cybercrime?

ReportCyber has replaced ACORN as the place to report cybercrimes.

Due to their sensitive nature or urgency, we recommend reporting some matters elsewhere. This page will help you find alternative assistance when you are unable to use ReportCyber.

Some common types of cybercrime include cyber abuse, online image abuse, online shopping fraud, romance fraud, identity theft, email compromise, internet fraud, ransomware or malware. To report a cybercrime to police, visit our ReportCyber page. For more information on how to seek additional help to recover from cybercrime, visit our Additional Help.

Advice written for:

Triple zero emergency

Triple Zero (000)

For emergencies or life-threatening situations.

Police phone logo

Police Assistance Line (131 444)

For non-emergencies

Crimestoppers (1800 333 000)

To provide crime information. It can be anonymous.


Report a scam

Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and accepts reports of scams where there has been no loss of personal information or money.

ACMA - Australian Communications and Media Authority

Report spam phone calls, emails or text messages.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) regulates communications and media services within Australia. These services include internet, phones, TV and radio.

Do Not Call Register

Operated by ACMA, Australians can register their phone and fax numbers to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls.

eSaftey Commissioner

Report cyberbullying and illegal, inappropriate or offensive online content.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner promotes online safety education for Australian young people, educators and parents. It also provides a reporting mechanism for young people who experience serious cyberbullying and for Australians to report illegal, inappropriate or offensive online content.

ACCCE - Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

Report child exploitation or grooming.

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), managed by the Australian Federal Police, provides a consistent and coordinated response to countering the online exploitation of children in Australia.


Request assistance to respond to cyber incidents and identity theft.

IDCare is a not-for-profit charity which supports Australian and New Zealand individuals and organisations to respond to cyber incidents and reduce the harm experienced from the misuse of personal identity information.

ACCC - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Report fraudulent, incorrect, inaccurate or misleading online content originating from an Australian business.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses and the community.

The ACCC works with fair trade organisations in each state or territory to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.

ASIC - Australian Securities & Investment Commission.

Report financial misconduct or misconduct relating to the management of an Australian company.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is Australia's integrated corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator. ASIC also runs the MoneySmart website to educate and help Australians manage their personal finances with confidence.

Australian Government - Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Report the mishandling of personal details by a Commonwealth or state government agency, or a private organisation.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) was established to uphold the privacy and protection of personal information and the rights of Australians to access government-held information. Their primary function include privacy, freedom of information and government information policy.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Report discrimination or human rights concerns.

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) can investigate complaints about discrimination based on sex, race, disability, and age, discrimination in employment and human rights breaches.

Independent legal advice

Concerns about defamatory online content or online content you believe has the effect of lowering your reputation are best addressed through seeking independent legal advice.

ACSC alert service

The ACSC provides a range of products services to Australians and Australian business and government sectors.

The ACSC Alert Service provides easy-to-understand online security information and solutions to help protect internet users at home, at work and on mobile devices.

Large organisations, critical infrastructure and government can apply to become ACSC Partners under the ACSC Partner Program.

To see what services are available to you or your business, click the relevant tile below.

ACSC Threat Information

Ensuring you understand and practice good cyber security is the best way to combat cyber threats. Here you will find information about common online security risks, with simple advice on what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

ACSC Small Business Cyber Security Guide

A cyber security incident that impacts a small business can be devastating. Unfortunately, we see the impact of cyber security incidents each and every day, on individuals, large companies and small businesses.​

This guide has been developed to help small businesses to protect themselves from the most common cyber security incidents.