Reporting of Abhorrent Violent Material by internet, content and hosting service providers

Interim arrangements 

The Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 commenced on 6 April 2019. The new laws impose requirements on internet service providers (ISPs), content service providers and hosting service providers to remove or cease to host abhorrent violent material (as defined in the Act) and report to the AFP.  

In an emergency call Triple Zero – 000.

Internet/content/hosting providers

Notification by ISPs, content service providers and hosting service providers of abhorrent violent material that records or streams abhorrent violent conduct that has occurred, or is occurring in Australia, or a notification of failure to remove or cease to host abhorrent violent material, can be reported to the AFP using the contact details provided to you.

Members of the public

See details for Reporting Commonwealth crime.

The AFP will advise in any change in these interim arrangements as soon as possible. 

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