On this page: This page outlines what you can say during a police interview.

What to do during your interview and what you must say

You must provide your name and address, but other than providing your name and address, you do not have to say anything else.

This means that you do not have to answer any other questions. You can so no comment all the way through the interview. Police are not allowed to use this against you.

If you are going to make no comment, it is best to answer every question with no comment. If you choose to answer questions, whatever you say might be used against you.

You can share you views later when your lawyer is present after you have spoken to your lawyer.

For some offences, police need to record your answers to questions to use them against you but with many offences the police do not need to record your answers to use them against you. So always be careful with what you say. It is easy for comments to be misunderstood. 

If you would like more information about what to expect during a police interview, contact VALS on 1800 064 865