Mandatory reporting requirements

Every adult in the NT (over the age of 18) must report to the police if they believe either:

  • a person has caused, is causing, or is likely to cause, serious physical harm to someone they are in a domestic relationship with and/or
  • the life or safety of a person is under serious or imminent threat, because domestic and family violence has been, is being, or is about to be committed
  • physical harm can be temporary or permanent and it can include unconsciousness, pain, disfigurement, infection with a disease, any physical contact that a person might object to (whether or not they are aware of it at the time). ’Serious physical harm’ is any physical harm that endangers or is likely to endanger a person’s life or where the effects are longstanding.

Report Domestic and Family Violence

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Last updated: 30 November 2017