Sharing national policing information for a safer community
CrimTrac is responsible for the ongoing delivery of the child offender register services and the development of technologies that support the management of child offenders and the investigation of child exploitation.
CrimTrac currently operates the Australian National Child Offender Register (ANCOR), a system designed to enable registrars to achieve a nationally consistent approach to child offender registration and to support the management of such offenders.
It allows authorised police officers to register, case manage and share information about registered persons between police agencies. It assists all agencies to comply with States and Territories respective child protection legislation.
The general objective of the legislation is to ensure that persons convicted of sex offences and other serious offences against children are able to be monitored by police once they have served their sentence.
Jurisdictional legislation determines what a registrable offence is, and this may vary between states and territories.
The table below gives the relevant legislation by state or territory.
|ACT||Crimes (Child Sex Offenders) Act 2005|
|NSW||Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2001|
|NT||Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Registration) Act 2004|
|QLD||Child Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004|
|SA||Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006|
|TAS||Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2005|
|VIC||Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004|
|WA||Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004|
As at 01 March 2011 there were 12,596 registered offenders across Australia.
A registered offender is required to provide the following information to police:
Registered persons may also be asked to provide the optional information on ID document details, special needs and associations.
Authorized police use ANCOR to manage persons convicted of child sex offences and other specified offences. A child sex offender case typically moves through the following stages on ANCOR:
Development of the national implementation of a Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) will be completed in 2011-12. It will be delivered in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police, the Queensland Police Service and Microsoft.
This technology presents significant benefits for law enforcement in Australia and around the world.