Protect children from abuse

The intentional viewing or possession of sexually explicit imagery of minors is illegal.

Report online

If you encounter child sexual abuse images or material online, report it to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

Your report will lead to the removal of child sexual abuse material from the web and could help rescue a child victim from further abuse.

Additional Resources

Notify the police if you think a child is at immediate risk

If you think a child may be at immediate risk of abuse call 000. Alternatively, you can report your concerns to the Australian Federal Police site. You should take a note of the URL address when reporting the site to police. Even if you are not sure if the material depicts child sexual abuse, you can still report it.

Helplines to support victims of child sexual abuse

If you or someone you know are a victim of child sexual abuse and need support, you can contact Bravehearts for advice on 1800 272 831.

Seek help if you are concerned about your own behaviour

Seeking sexually explicit images of children can have grave consequences. If you are concerned about your online viewing of sexual images of children or if you have not looked at them but have an urge to do so, you can access anonymous, confidential and effective help from Stop It Now by calling 1800-01-1800. Regions covered are Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

How Google works with child protection organisations

Learn more about how Google works with child protection organisations to find, remove, and report illegal imagery to the relevant authorities to help stop children from being further harmed by their imagery being shared.