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How to report image-based abuse

If an intimate image or video of you has been shared, or someone is threatening to share it without your consent, you can make a report no matter what your age.

We can help to get the intimate image or video removed and, in some cases, take action against the person who shared or threatened to share it.

What is an 'intimate' image or video?

An intimate image or video is one that shows:

  • a person’s genital area or anal area (whether bare or covered by underwear)
  • a person’s breasts (if the person identifies as female, transgender or intersex)
  • private activity (for example a person undressing, using the bathroom, showering, bathing or engaged in sexual activity)
  • a person without attire of religious or cultural significance if they would normally wear such attire in public.

What can I do?

You can follow the steps below to report image-based abuse.

You can also read more about getting help at Support for image-based abuse.

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. Learn more about image-based abuse and how to get help and support

    We offer detailed advice on image-based abuse, including resources and support for anyone who has experienced image-based abuse, and their friends and family.


  2. Collect evidence and information

    To make a report to eSafety, you will need to collect evidence of what has been happening. Read more about how to collect evidence.


  3. Make an image-based abuse report to eSafety

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

     

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