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Western Australia

Western Australia

Technology-facilitated stalking and abuse is the use of technology (such as the internet, social media, mobile phones, computers, and surveillance devices) to stalk and perpetrate abuse on a person.

The following legal guides look at three primary areas of law relevant to people experiencing technology-facilitated stalking and abuse.

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This guide shows how people can obtain protection orders from the court to protect them from technology-facilitated stalking and abuse. In Western Australia these protection orders are called violence restraining orders (VROs).

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This guide explains what the law says about surveillance devices – when it is an offence to use them and what the restrictions are on sharing information/videos/pictures obtained through their use.

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This guide reviews West Australian and Commonwealth criminal offences relating to technology-facilitated domestic violence and abuse.

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