Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers allows you to provide anonymous information about criminal activity to the police without being directly involved in the investigation process. You could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information you report results in an arrest. Crime Stoppers

Every piece of information is important. It may seem insignificant to you but it could prove vital to the investigation, arrest and prosecution.

How you can help

If you are in a life threatening situation or emergency dial 000.

If you are witnessing a crime in progress or wish to report a crime please contact the Australian Federal Police on 131 444.

If you have information about illegal activity or suspected perpetrators relating to crime anywhere in Australia, you can help by providing information to Crime Stoppers. To provide your information phone the toll free number 1800 333 000.

Why we need your help

Police cannot always solve every crime on their own. Forensic science and investigation skills are vital tools in solving crime. However, information from the public can often be the vital key. Through Crime Stoppers you can effectively provide an 'eyes and ears' extension.

Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that 'someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime' and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement agencies in generating that information:

  • fear of reprisal
  • an attitude of apathy
  • reluctance to get involved.

Crime Stoppers resolves these problems by:

  • offering anonymity to people who provide information about crimes (callers do not give their names, calls are not traced or recorded, and callers are only known by a unique code number to facilitate payment of rewards if eligible - anonymity is essential to the success of the program)
  • paying rewards of up to $1000 when the information supplied leads to arrest.

More information

For information on other Crime Stoppers initiatives, please see the following websites:

National Security Hotline

Airport Watch - Call 131 AFP