Reporting Sexual Assault

The NSW Police Force has unveiled an enhanced online reporting option to allow victims of sexual assault to provide information without having to take part in a formal police interview.

While police always encourage victims of any crime to make a formal report, it is acknowledged that for a number of reasons, victims of sexual assault often do not wish to speak about their experiences nor speak with police and go through the legal process.

From Friday 13 January 2023, the SARO is accessed through the online Community Portal and is available in 12 languages, making the reporting option more accessible to victims.

This replaces the old process of printing and completing a 14-page document and emailing the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad.