It is important that you document all incidents that you believe may be stalking and report them all to the police.  Any police officer at a police station can take a report of stalking from you.

If you believe that you are being stalked it is important that you keep a diary of the specific incidents.  You should keep information on the date, time, what happened, any names of any witnesses.  If somebody is using technology to stalk you, you need to keep copies of any emails, text messages or anything else they sent you.

Do not delete emails and text messages, as these may be used as evidence.  Keep copies of everything so that you can provide police with full details about what has been happening to you.

If you receive and packages or gifts that you believe are from the stalker, do not handle them as they can be used to obtain forensic evidence.

Documenting every incident will assist the police in forming a strong case.  

Stalking often involves a long term pattern of events which is why each and every incident and experience should be recorded and reported to the police.

Just be aware that one incident on its own may not be considered stalking, so it’s important that each incident you experience should be recorded and reported to the police so that it can be identified that there is a pattern occurring. Make a record of every incident of stalking no matter how insignificant you may think it is or how many incidences there are.

A good way to document incidents of stalking would be to keep a stalking incident log.  This could include the following information:


Victim Information:

Your name:
Date of Birth:
Telephone numbers including home, work and mobile:
Email address:
Aboriginality or Ethnicity:
Language spoken:
Do you have a current Apprehended Domestic Violence Order?:  Yes or No 

Offender Information (if possible provide police with a photo of the offender)
Name of offender:
Nicknames, aliases, street names:
Gender of Offender:
Date of Birth:
Other addresses where the offender might be located:
Telephone numbers including home, work and mobile if known:
Email address if known:
Aboriginality or Ethnicity:
Language spoken:

Offender’s occupation:
Offender’s employer:
Employer’s address:
Employer’s telephone number:

Car details if known (including registration number, colour, model, type): 

Does he or she have a weapon, and if so what type? Yes or No 

Is the person licensed to carry a firearm? Yes or No 

Do you know if the person is subject to an Apprehended Violence Order? Yes or No 

Do you know if he or she has been arrested in the past?  Yes or No 

If yes, what was he or she arrested for? 

Record each individual incident of stalking as follows:



Witnesses if any:
Witnesses contact details if known (including phone numbers):

Description of the incident (what happened): 

Messages, emails, faxes, letters, items left for you (keep all of these – the police may be able to use them as evidence): 

Reported to police at (name of police station): 

Name of police officer reported to: 

Date reported to police: 

Police event number (if known): 

Record each separate stalking incident using the above format (i.e. Incident No 2:, Incident No 3: etc)