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Attention If you are a victim of crime, such as burglary or car theft, please phone 131 444. Report stolen or damaged property online to WA Police.

Sex Offences

Sex offences are any crimes or criminal activity of a sexual nature.

They can result in penalties of up to 20 years of imprisonment and/or being fined up to $36,000.


Indecent assault is unwanted touching or a threat to touch someone else’s body in a sexual manner without consent. For example, it can include kissing or inappropriately touching someone’s breasts, buttocks or genitals.

Penalties include being imprisoned for up to 7 years. A perpetrator can also be given an automatic penalty (without a trial) of up to a $36,000 fine and 7 years’ jail.


Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced, pressured or tricked into sexual acts against their will or without their consent; gives consent as a result of intimidation or fraud; or is unable to give consent due to youth, mental incapacity or family connection.

Offenders can be jailed for up to 20 years.


Material, including pictures, film and data, that describes, portrays or represents a child (or person who appears to be a child) in a sexual context or engaging in sexual activity, which would likely offend a reasonable person.


Child sex offences include sexually assaulting a child (defined as someone under 16 years of age); encouraging or inciting a child to engage in sexual behaviour; and indecently dealing with or recording images of a child.

Offenders can be imprisoned for up to 20 years depending on the severity of the crime.


The business or practice of engaging in sexual activities in exchange for money or other benefits.

The penalty for prostitution is imprisonment for up to 3 years and a fine of $12,000.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Working Together by DuShong

The artwork titled ‘Working Together’ represents the Aboriginal tribes of Western Australia working together in harmony to rejuvenate the land by controlled fires.

In this artwork it also represents our community today working together to keep our neighbourhood safe from crime.

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