Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of Victoria Police. Protecting your privacy is an important aspect of the way Victoria Police creates, organises and implements activities online.
Victoria Police is bound by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 in how it manages personal information, and the Health Records Act 2001 in how it manages health information. Victoria Police is committed to protecting the personal and health information of the persons with whom it interacts within the course of its functions and activities.
You should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the Internet. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive material to Victoria Police over the Internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.
By using Victoria Police Online Reporting and/or Police Assistance Line, you are consenting to Victoria Police collecting your information for law enforcement functions and activities. This information includes, but is not limited to, name; address; details of any crimes reported; victim/witness details.
This information may be shared with third parties relevant to your reason for contact.
We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. The information you provide will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and your details will not be added to a mailing list, unless you consent. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose or disclose it, without your consent, other than as specifically provided for in privacy legislation (eg. unlawful activity or to protect life). Your message will be forwarded to the responsible area within Victoria Police and your information will be handled in accordance with the Victoria Police Policy.
This site is currently using cookies for web measurement. A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies give the server information about a user's identity, preferences or past behaviour. When you look at this web site the cookie and/or our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- user's server address
- user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
- date and time of visit to the site
- pages accessed and documents downloaded
- previous site visited, and
- type of browser used
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, when Victoria Police or other law enforcement body may examine the Internet Service Provider's logs.
We have taken all reasonable steps to implement technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal and health information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. These steps provide a high level of protection within the limits of available technology. We will remove personal information from our system where it is no longer required (except where archiving is required).
Please note: This privacy statement does not extend beyond this website and the Victoria Police Online Reporting platform. When visiting a site linked to from this web site, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of that site.
Individuals can request access to the personal and health information Victoria Police holds about them. If individuals believe the personal and health information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date the individual is entitled to request that it be corrected. There may be circumstances where access to information cannot be granted as it may compromise the privacy of another individual.
All access should be sought through the Freedom of Information Act 1982 by contacting the Freedom of Information Unit at Victoria Police at:
Victoria Police Freedom of Information Unit
Docklands Vic 3008
Telephone: (03) 9247 6801
Victoria Police Privacy Unit
Docklands Vic 3008
Telephone: (03) 9628 8446 or 9628 7347
Reviewed 25 March 2019