We can investigate complaints of corruption and police misconduct across the Victorian public sector, including Victoria Police. By law, we must prioritise serious or systemic corruption for investigation.
IBAC’s key functions include exposing public sector corruption and police misconduct. IBAC also has important education and prevention functions which include examining systems and practices which enable public sector corruption and police misconduct. One way that IBAC does this is through the publication of special reports.
The education sector within IBAC’s jurisdiction includes the Department of Education (DE) and the government schools it oversees, as well as universities, TAFEs and private registered training providers. The non-government school sector is not within IBAC's jurisdiction and therefore not included in the data shown in this sector profile.
The transport sector in Victoria is large and complex, including both public and private agencies. The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP), its portfolio agencies, and other public sector transport agencies work with private sector companies to plan, build and operate public transport services, and to both develop and maintain transport infrastructure, including for roads, public transport, ports and freight.
Human services provide a range of health, welfare and social services to support the needs of individuals, families and communities. The human services sector comprises the government departments and portfolio agencies responsible for the delivery of human services to the community, as well as the community service organisations (CSOs) or not-for-profit bodies delivering human services on behalf of the government.
Local government is responsible for providing and maintaining a wide range of services, programs and infrastructure for their communities. Local councils provide vital community services and are considered public bodies under the IBAC Act. All councils have key responsibilities for planning, building, health services, waste management, emergency management, recreation and culture. They receive funds from their communities via municipal rates, charges and fees for service and fines, as well as grant funding from state and federal governments.