The stuff everyone asks us.
Life-threatening emergency or a crime happening now – Triple Zero (000).
Non-urgent matters or a crime has happened to you – 131 444 or your local police station.
Victim of a scam, or suspect a scam – www.scamwatch.gov.au.
Minor traffic accident where you have swapped details – www.reportacrash.police.tas.gov.au.
About giving tips
Your information is checked over by Crime Stoppers operators to make sure nothing can identify you, then it is passed on to Tasmania Police. All the information that you provide to us remains confidential.
We only need your information to help solve crime, we don’t need your name or personal details. Crime Stoppers does not trace or record calls or capture IP addresses for online reports.
Anything that you have seen or heard about criminal activity is important to us. Please give as much detail as you can about what you have seen or heard. We don’t need any of your personal details.
No! This is what we do, and we can help you play your part in making Tassie safer. Sometimes just one small piece of information can help investigators connect the dots.
You can upload photos or videos to your online reports. We don’t trace the origins of photos or videos from their metadata. A picture or video can provide some great details to support your tip.
When you provide a tip to Crime Stoppers you will receive a unique reference code. If you want to follow up what has happened with your info, provide something extra, or ask for a reward, you can use this code when you contact us.
What's the police connection?
You speak with a Crime Stoppers operator who has been trained to help you. You can ask to be contacted by Tasmania Police if you choose.
No. We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation. We work alongside Tasmania Police and government.
We are not a department of Tasmania Police, but we do work closely to pass your information on to them for investigation, and to provide updates on the status of reported cases.
Crime Stoppers Tasmania offers rewards in return for crime information leading to an arrest. Applications for a reward are submitted to Crime Stoppers Tasmania Board of Directors and paid at their discretion. People who receive rewards can remain anonymous.
You may be eligible for a reward if your info leads to charges or an arrest. We don’t know who you are, but we give you a unique reference code when you contact Crime Stoppers. You can use this code to inquire about a reward. We can’t contact you, so it’s up to you to contact us about a reward. Rewards are decided by our Board of Directors and are paid from funds donated to Crime Stoppers Tasmania. And if you do get a reward, your identity remains unknown.
Who do I report what to?
Crime Stoppers does not:
- Provide legal advice
- Provide feedback about individual investigations
- Investigate matters reported to us (the police do this)
- Accept calls from people who are abusive or intoxicated
- Take reports from members of the public for ‘over-the-counter’ matters normally dealt with at police stations
- Dispatch police vehicles to crime scenes
- Receive Covid non-compliance information.
The use of computers or online networks to commit crimes such as fraud, online image abuse, identity theft or threats to intimidate should be reported the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
Scams should be reported directly to Scamwatch which is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Report cyberbullying, image-based abuse and illegal or harmful content for children or adults to the Australian Government’s eSafety Commissioner.