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How to report adult cyber abuse

If you are 18 and over and live in Australia, you can make an adult cyber abuse report.

We do not have any formal powers in this area, but we try to provide general advice and guidance. In extreme cases, we may be able to approach the social media service or website where the abusive content has been shared.

Read our advice and tips on dealing with adult cyber abuse, including how you can take action and stay safe.

Stay safe

If you are in immediate danger or at risk of harm call the police on Triple Zero (000). Staying safe is your number one priority. Learn more and get support.

How to make a report

Before you make a report please follow these steps

  1. Collect evidence and information

    Find out about the evidence and information you need in order to make a report. It is also a good idea to collect evidence before you report to social media services. Read more about collecting evidence.

  2. Report to the social media service or platform where the cyber abuse took place

    The eSafety Guide has reporting links for social media services, apps, games and websites. The quickest way to get abusive material removed is to report it to the service or platform it was posted on.

  3. Make an adult cyber abuse report to eSafety

    Once you have collected relevant evidence and information, you can start your report.

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Are you a child experiencing cyberbullying?

If you are under 18 and living in Australia, you can make a cyberbullying report to eSafety.

Find out more

Get help and support


Confidential counselling, support and information for people affected by sexual abuse or domestic and family violence. Available 24/7.


All ages. All issues. Phone counselling available all day, every day. Online chat available 7pm to 4am AEST daily.

Support services

Privacy and your personal information

Before submitting any information to us, please read our privacy policy and the collection notification for adult cyber abuse reports. The collection notification sets out the type of information we may collect, why we collect that information and how it may be used in managing your report. Read our privacy policy