Operation Attest

On 31 October 2013, the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced by the ACT Legislative Assembly.

This amendment has removed the statute of limitations and now allows prosecution of certain historical sexual offences committed between 1951 and 1985.

In response the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, ACT Policing has established Operation Attest to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse at institutions within the ACT.

Operation Attest is a team of highly trained members who have extensive experience in investigating historical sexual abuse matters. They will assist any victims who may wish to report incidents of sexual abuse they were the victim of, or witness to.

If you would like to make a report to police, contact the team via the following:

Contact details
Email [email protected]
Phone ACT Police Operations on 131 444. When speaking to the operator state you wish to speak with a member of Operation Attest and leave your contact details.
Post Operation Attest
Winchester Police Centre
GPO Box 401
Canberra ACT 2601

Only provide your name, contact details and the best method and time to make contact. A member of Operation Attest will contact you once your report is received.

ACT Policing understands these are sensitive issues and does not want to place any further pressure upon victims.

If you require further information before making a report please do not hesitate to contact Operation Attest.

Be assured criminal investigations will not commence without your consent.

Media release published 4 February 2015: Police establish Operation Attest.