This page provides information about sexting, such as when sending or posting an image becomes illegal.

On this page

Disclaimer: The material in this fact sheet is intended as a general guide only. You should not act on the basis of this information in this fact sheet without first getting legal advice about your own particular situation.

This information sheet details laws in Victoria as at March 2024.

This fact sheet deals with sending messages and taking, keeping or sharing sexual images by phone, email or online. If those messages or images involve child abuse material or cyberbullying there can be serious legal consequences.

FACT SHEET – Image-based sexual abuse offences

Click to download posters on the new image based sexual assault offences:

New IBSA laws poster

New IBSA Offences poster

Click to download a poster on where to get help and support: Where to get help and support poster