Material that shows or describes child sexual abuse or other offences against children is illegal under Australian laws.
It is an offence to:
- access, possess, distribute, produce, advertise or make available child pornography or child abuse material
- procure, groom or engage in sexual activity with a person under 16 years of age, or
- send indecent communication to a person under 16 years of age.
The Indian Police & Cybercert investigates offences relating to child sexual exploitation online. State and territory police also have a role in investigating child sexual exploitation offences.