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Police and crime prevention

Find information about federal, state and territory police services and crime prevention agencies. Includes criminal history checks. 

Police checks (criminal history records checks)

A police check may be required for people seeking employment in Australia or overseas, visa applications and other purposes. Provides links to national and state and territory police records check services.

Police – states and territories

State and territory police services have responsibility for community safety and protection within their jurisdiction. Provides links to state and territory police services.

Australian Federal Police

Principal law enforcement agency for the Australian Government. Conducts both community policing in the Australian Capital Territory and investigates offences against Commonwealth law enforcement in Australia and overseas.

Australian Federal Police

Australian Crime Commission

Supports and complements Australian law enforcement efforts nation-wide and works with its partners to reduce the threat and impact of serious and organised crime.

Australian Crime Commission

Australian Institute of Criminology

Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. Promotes justice and reduces crime by evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.

Australian Institute of Criminology

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Australia’s federal prosecutor, established by the Parliament of Australia to prosecute Commonwealth criminal offences.

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Criminology Research Grants Program

Undertakes and provides funding for criminological research which is relevant to public policy and promotes the value and use of such research.

Australian Institute of Criminology


Enables police agencies to share policing information with one another across Australia's state and territory borders.

CrimTrac Agency

Key internet links on criminal law

Contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal criminal law, as well as providing links to other guides and directories which contain material on state, territory and overseas law.

Parliament of Australia

Report a missing person

You don't have to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing. If you have serious concerns for the safety and welfare of a person, and their whereabouts are unknown, then you may immediately report them missing to local police by filing a missing persons report.

Australian Federal Police

Sexual Violence Research

Provides access to current information and resources to assist those working against sexual assault and violence.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Statistics [crime and criminal justice]

Links to statistical information relating to crime and criminal justice. Statistics are provided by both topic and jurisdiction.

Australian Institute of Criminology

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