The ACORN website has been developed as a national initiative to assist Australians to access advice on cybercrime and to securely report cybercrime and online incidents which may be in breach of Australian law. The ACORN website accepts online reports of cybercrime from either the actual victim or a third party to the complaint. Reports can only be processed if accurate and complete information is received.

The material made available on this website aims to inform Australians about cybercrime and other online incidents. The information is solely intended to provide a general understanding of the subject matter and to help people assess whether they should report a cybercrime, or seek further information. The ACORN website contains information that is intended to simplify the law for ease of comprehension. The Australian Government makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However, before relying on any material, users should independently verify its accuracy, completeness, relevance for their purposes and that it is up-to-date.

The material on this site is not and should not be regarded as legal advice. The material on the site is made available on the understanding that the Australian Government is not providing professional advice on a particular matter, and is not a substitute for independent professional advice.

The Australian Government does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by user of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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