What we do

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is responsible for preventing and exposing public sector corruption and police misconduct in Victoria.

This covers:

  • state and local government
  • police
  • parliament 
  • the judiciary (for example, judges and the courts).

We do this by:

  • receiving complaints and notifications of public sector corruption and police misconduct
  • investigating and exposing serious corruption and police misconduct
  • raising awareness of the risks and impacts of corruption and police misconduct, and how to prevent it.


How IBAC benefits the community

  • We strengthen trust in the public sector and police.
  • We help strengthen integrity cultures and systems across Victoria.
  • We actively encourage everyone to be part of preventing corruption and misconduct.


We are independent

IBAC is accountable to all Victorians through the state parliament. However, we're completely independent of the government of the day. We take our obligations seriously, especially the way we use our significant powers.

We are subject to scrutiny by the Victorian Inspectorate and our Parliamentary Committee. Learn more about our accountability.


We are part of Victoria's integrity system

Victoria's integrity system consists of three main independent agencies. The Victorian Inspectorate and Victorian Parliament oversee all three, in our collective aim to protect the integrity of Victoria's public sector and its police.

  • Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

    Exposes and prevents public sector corruption and police misconduct.

  • Victorian Ombudsman

    Investigates administrative actions of state government departments, local councils and statutory authorities.

  • Victoria Auditor-General's Office

    Provides independent assurance to the parliament and the Victorian community on the state’s financial integrity and performance.