It is the survivor's right to choose whether to report rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment.

When deciding whether or not to report sexual assault or misconduct to the police, it is important to know what will be involved in the process.

2. What happens to my report?

When you report sexual assault or misconduct to the police, they will explain the investigation process so that you understand what is going to occur and why it will occur.  From that time onwards you will be fully informed on what is happening throughout the investigation. 

The police will first take a detailed statement from you about your report. This process may take several hours and result in a type written statement being compiled for you to sign under oath. This statement will later be used in any court proceeding.

If you have any questions about the police reporting process you can call the Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline on 1800 010 120 or go to the Queensland Police Service website

Need emergency support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or have just experienced sexual assault and misconduct then you can call:

  • +61 7 3365 3333 UQ Security for on campus emergencies
  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support
  • External community support options in Queensland