Hi, I am looking for some form of definition as to when an arrest has actually been made. I am currently working in the security sector and have been informed of various methods of arrest and when arrest occurs. Example; I have been told that for an arrest to be made, I need to make physical contact with the person and inform the person. I have also been told that simply informing the person they are being placed under arrest is sufficient (no physical contact needs to be made). Add to this, I have also been told that once a person feels that some type of force may be used against them, if they don't comply, that also constitutes arrest as the person would not be able to leave/walk away unhindered. Three varied approaches but which is correct? I cannot locate anything in either the Victorian or Commonwealth Crimes Act which gives any sort of clarity on this.