Defamatory material - notice of complaint

Use this form to report defamatory material.

A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the complainant. In the case of a body which trades for profit, harm is not 'serious' unless it has caused or is likely to cause, serious financial loss.

This form consists of 3 pages and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Fields marked with an * are mandatory and require completion.


Before you start

Please ensure you have:

  • the location (page URL/website) on the website where the defamatory statement was posted
  • details of the defamatory statement and why it is defamatory to you including the meaning the statement has to you
  • details of the aspects of the defamatory statement that the complainant believes are factually incorrect
  • a valid email address to receive confirmation upon submission of the form
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