Report a collision
If you have been involved in a collision in the ACT you must by law report it to police within 24 hours. You can do this via the online reporting form.
ACT Policing actively targets drivers to ensure our roads remain safe. If you are driving in an unsafe manner you could receive a traffic fine, lose you licence, have your vehicle seized or even face imprisonment.
Completing the online form will generate a collision report number that can be used in insurance claims. Remember to keep a printed copy of the report for your records.
If you are unable to complete the online form, or require assistance please visit your local police station.
What to report
The report will take you about 15 minutes to complete and will ask you for information such as:
- date and time
- weather, road and light conditions
- traffic control
- vehicle information
- collision information.
Police attendance at collisions
ACT Policing will attend a collision if:
- it results in a fatality
- it results in an injury where a person involved in a collision requires transportation by ambulance or other means to a hospital or medical centre
- one or more of the vehicles involved are blocking the roadway and cannot be moved, or are causing a disruption to traffic
- there is a threat of danger to any person or a suspected breach of the peace, or
- there is an allegation of alcohol or drug use being a contributing factor.
If the vehicles involved in a collision require a tow, but are not blocking the roadway, the parties in the collision can arrange their own tows if they wish. ACT Policing can arrange tows from a towing roster where the owner or driver is:
- unable to arrange a particular firm to tow the vehicle
- not present at the scene, or
- injured and unable to nominate a towing firm.
For police attendance at a collision, please contact ACT Policing on 131 444.