Release date: Wed 27 June 2007
Last updated: Mon 13 January 2014
Traffic Accident Report
Victoria Police provides a service to individuals and organisations wishing to obtain information about vehicle accidents that occurred in Victoria and were reported to Victoria Police.
Any person who is injured or suffers property damage as a result of a traffic accident may apply for a copy of the collision report, or may authorise a person to represent them and apply on their behalf.
Victoria Police applies strict guidelines to the release of any information it holds, to individuals and organisations outside Victoria Police. The document 'How to lodge a vehicle accident information application form', accompanying each form, lists what information will be released as well as providing detailed information about completing the form.
Please allow a minimum of 10 working days for Accident Report applications to be processed. Accident Reports cannot be released prior to the completion of the investigation. Delays may be affected by, for example, difficulty locating witnesses or people involved in the accident, delays in obtaining statements, of the need to seek further information to clarify the circumstances surrounding an accident.
Which application form do I use?
Individual Form is used by:
Use this form if the applicant is an individual involved in the vehicle accident.
Authorised Representative Form is used by:
Use this form if the applicant is a relevant insurer, or a third party with written authorisation from an individual involved in the accident to obtain information on their behalf. Also includes the representative/employee of an organisation directly involved in the accident i.e. owner of property or vehicle.
Personal Representative Form is used by:
Use this form if the applicant is a third party. The individual involved in the accident is unable to provide their representative with a written authority to obtain information on their behalf e.g. the individual is a child, disabled, does not have the legal capacity, or has died as a result of the vehicle accident.
Police Regulation (Fees and Charges) Regulations
The Police Regulation (Fees & Charges) Regulations 2004 are effective from 1 January, 2014.
Fees payable for police services provided under the current regulations have not increased since 2006 and as a consequence of this, there has been a growing disparity between the cost of providing police services and the actual cost recovered by Victoria Police, as the cost of providing police services has been increasing at more than the annual indexation of fees.
Application fees for accident reports are reviewed on 1 July, every year, in accordance with the Regulations. This is a non-refundable search fee.
Applications forwarded by mail must include a cheque or money order made out to Victoria Police.
Do not send cash through the mail.
Accident Records Office