If you receive unwelcome calls or text messages, you can request an unwelcome communications investigation.
Unwelcome communications are at least 3 calls, SMS or PXT over a period of more than 24 hours and less than 120 hours, or at least 10 calls, SMS or PXT in a 24 hour period.
If you receive unwelcome calls and messages, we recommend that you don't answer or reply. You can block the caller/sender's number using your phone's built-in call rejection features or by downloading an app to restrict incoming calls and messages. Changing your mobile number is a last resort, but it can be one by contacting our team.
If the communications are threatening, we recommend you contact the police.
Here's what you'll need to provide for us to conduct an unwelcome communications investigation:
As part of the investigation, the caller/sender may be sent correspondence requesting they cease any unwelcome communications. For us to do this, you’ll need to consent for your number to be released to the caller/sender. Any correspondence with the caller/sender won't include your name.
If you don’t wish to receive telemarketers’ calls, you can add your number to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) ' Do Not Call Register'. It may take up to 30 days for marketing agencies to recognise your registration and stop calling you. Mobile numbers remain on the register indefinitely. You can remove your number from the register if your situation changes.
Adding your number should stop most unsolicited calls but some categories of callers such as charities or religious organisations, registered political parties, educational institutions, market researchers and companies you have an active ongoing business relationship with will still be able to call you.
If you're a Vodafone customer, the Do Not Call Register won’t stop marketing calls and messages from us. To opt out of our marketing communications, see our support page for details.
You're not be able to add your mobile number to the Do Not Call Register if it’s primarily used for business calls.