About us

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is Victoria's agency responsible for preventing and exposing public sector corruption and police misconduct. Our jurisdiction covers state and local government, police, parliament and the judiciary.

As Victoria's anti-corruption agency, IBAC:

Our vision

A public sector and police that acts with integrity for all Victorians.

Our purpose

To prevent and expose public sector corruption and police misconduct.

Public value outcomes

Our public value outcomes describe the positive impact we aim to deliver for Victoria to achieve our vision:

  1. Strengthening trust in the public sector and police
  2. A strong integrity culture across Victoria
  3. Collective ownership in preventing corruption and misconduct.

IBAC values

IBAC values

Lead by example

  • We hold ourselves to the same high standards that we expect of others
  • We take responsibility for our behaviour, decisions and actions
  • We educate and inform to build a strong integrity culture across Victoria
  • We strive to live our values every day

Act impartially

  • We're objective and consistent in our decisions and actions
  • We speak up and make decisions in service of the Victorian community
  • We're transparent about our process and rationale
  • We're intelligence led and evidence based

Work together

  • We share information and collaborate to support our common purpose
  • We listen and consult widely with others
  • We help each other to succeed
  • We trust, respect and leverage others' expertise

Behave with respect

  • We listen to understand others' point of view
  • We care for others and treat them with fairness and empathy
  • We recognise and value diversity of people, skills and perspectives
  • We're accessible and responsive to those we serve

Strive for Excellence

  • We're adaptable and open to new ideas and approaches
  • We're curious and ask 'why'?
  • We challenge ideas together to improve our practices and capability
  • We learn from our mistakes and successes

What we do

Supporting you to report corruption

Anyone can complain to us about public sector corruption and police misconductFind out how. 

You will be protected for speaking up against wrongdoing.

Regardless of the outcome of a complaint, the information we receive helps identify broader trends and patterns that can help prevent corruption.

Investigating and exposing corruption

We have powers to effectively investigate public sector corruption and police misconduct. IBAC prioritises investigations into allegations of serious or systemic corruption and misconduct and may hold public examinations

As a result of our investigations, we may: 

  • bring criminal proceedings or refer matters to the Office of Public Prosecutions
  • make recommendations aimed at preventing further potential corruption
  • publish reports and prevention resources.

Preventing corruption

Together with our key partners across the state’s integrity system, IBAC designs, delivers and evaluates a comprehensive range of prevention initiatives to:

  • empower individuals to identify and report corruption
  • support organisations to build effective corruption and misconduct controls
  • strengthen societal norms to create a strong and lasting anti-corruption culture.

Our people

Stephen Farrow

Acting Commissioner

IBAC's Commissioner is an independent officer of Parliament and is responsible for our strategic leadership.

Stephen Farrow joined IBAC in July 2021 as Deputy Commissioner and was appointed Acting Commissioner in December 2022.

Beginning his career as a solicitor, Deputy Commissioner Farrow has extensive experience in public law and policy. Mr Farrow was previously the full-time Deputy Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board, the first non-judicial officer appointed to the role in the board's 64-year history. He was CEO of the Sentencing Advisory Council from 2008 and has held several roles at Department of Justice and Community Safety, focusing on terrorism and criminal law reform.

Marlo Baragwanath

Chief Executive Officer

Our Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the general conduct and the effective, efficient and economical management of the functions and activities of IBAC.

Marlo Baragwanath joined IBAC in January 2020. Ms Baragwanath was previously the Victorian Government Solicitor with responsibility for leading the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office. She commenced her public sector career at the Victorian Ombudsman and subsequently held senior roles at WorkSafe and the Victorian Building Authority.

Ms Baragwanath holds a Law (Honours)/Arts degree, and a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy.

Deputy Commissioners

IBAC's Deputy Commissioners assist the Commissioner, performing duties and functions under the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011.

IBAC Deputy Commissioner David WolfDavid Wolf joined IBAC in January 2020 as Deputy Commissioner.

Deputy Commissioner Wolf has a broad range of skills, expertise and deep understanding of regulatory, integrity, communication, public sector and council administration matters. Mr Wolf was formerly Victoria's Chief Municipal Inspector and head of the Local Government Inspectorate. He has also worked at the Victorian Building Authority.

Kylie KilgourKylie Kilgour joined IBAC in January 2021 as Acting Deputy Commissioner. Ms Kilgour was permanently appointed to the Deputy Commissioner role in July 2021.

In 2019 and 2020 Kylie was the CEO of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. From 2006 to 2018 she worked at the Department of Justice and Community Safety on a wide range of justice reform projects, including in relation to the legal profession, civil justice, court programs, family violence and the criminal justice system. Prior to joining the Victorian public service, Kylie worked in community legal centres in NSW and legal aid in the UK. She has a Bachelor of Arts/Law from the University of NSW and was admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in 2001. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Stacey KillackeyExecutive Director Legal, Assessment and Review and Compliance

Stacey Killackey joined IBAC in May 2021. Stacey leads IBAC's Legal, Assessment & Review and Compliance teams. Prior to commencing at IBAC, Ms Killackey was Director, Workplace and Education Law at the Department of Education and Training. Ms Killackey is an experienced lawyer who has been practising since in 2000, primarily in the area of workplace relations and litigation as well as some time in community legal practice in Darwin. Prior to working in government, Ms Killackey worked at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Peter MorrisExecutive Director Operations

Peter Morris joined IBAC in October 2021. Mr Morris leads the Digital Forensics and Collections, Surveillance and Investigations teams. Prior to commencing at IBAC, Mr Morris was a Partner in the Forensic practice of Deloitte where he specialised in fraud and corruption risk management. He commenced his career as a sworn member with the Australian Federal Police, where he worked across a range of divisions including criminal intelligence, fraud and general crime. Mr Morris is an experienced leader with significant experience across law enforcement and professional services firms.


Glenn OckerbyExecutive Director Corporate Services

Glenn Ockerby started with IBAC on 15 June 2020. Mr Ockerby leads IBAC's Finance and Procurement, Information & Digital Services, Governance & Risk (including corporate strategic planning) and Human Resources teams. Mr Ockerby joined IBAC from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade where he was Executive Director, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. Mr Ockerby has broad experience gained from a variety of public and private sector leadership roles, including the Victorian WorkCover Authority and KPMG Australia. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy, a Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Practising Accountant.


Linda TimothyExecutive Director Prevention & Communication

Linda Timothy joined IBAC in February 2022. Dr Timothy leads IBAC's Strategic Intelligence, Prevention Policy and Research, Communication and Engagement teams. She is an experienced leader with significant experience across public policy, stakeholder engagement, marketing and communications, as well as in the delivery of organisational and legislative reform.

Dr Timothy holds a Bachelor of Science, a PhD in Life Sciences and has also completed the prestigious Williamson Community Leadership Program. She commenced her career as a researcher in the United Kingdom where she published several peer reviewed scientific research papers.

Organisational chart

We employ a variety of people with professional and specialised skills. Our people work in a diverse and collaborative environment. IBAC's organisational structure

Organisation structure as at 1 June 2021


Top of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.

Special Counsel

Left of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.


Middle of diagram.

Deputy Commissioners

Middle of diagram. Connected with dotted line to CEO and connected to line between Commissioner and CEO with line.

Prevention and Communication

Bottom of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.

  • Prevention Policy and Research
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Engagement
  • Communication

Corporate Services

Bottom of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.

  • Human Resources
  • Information and Digital Services
  • Finance
  • Strategy and Risk


Bottom of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.

  • Investigations
  • Digital Forensics and Collections
  • Surveillance

Assessments, Reviews, Compliance and Legal

Bottom of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.

  • Assessment and Review
  • Compliance
  • Legal

Our accountability

We are independent and accountable to the people of Victoria.

We are subject to scrutiny by various federal and state bodies, including:


Commonwealth Ombudsman

Inspects IBAC's use of stored communications warrants


Receives reports on IBAC's telecommunications interception and stored communications warrants


Supreme Court Magistrates' Court

Receive reports on IBAC surveillance device warrants

Public Interest Monitor

Reviews our applications for surveillance device and telecommunications interception warrants


Receives reports on:

  • telecommunications interception warrants
  • surveillance device warrants
  • assumed identities

Special Minister of State

Receives reports on telecommunications interceptions warrants

Parliamentary Committee

Monitors and reviews our performance and functions

Examines reports published by IBAC

Victorian Inspectorate

Monitors our compliance with the IBAC Act and other laws

Oversees our performance under the Public Interest Disclosures Act

Receives and investigates complaints about IBAC

Reports about our activities are publicly available

Our annual reports outline our performance against our key priorities and actions. We also publish public reports on:

  • outcomes of investigations
  • system reviews
  • corruption prevention initiatives.

View our public reports.

Our service charter

Our service charter explains what to expect when you make a complaint to IBAC.

Complaints about IBAC

Do you have a complaint about IBAC or the conduct of its officers? Find out who to contact.

Legislation we work under

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011 outlines our functions, powers and how we work with other public sector integrity organisations.

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 describes our central role in deciding which complaints are treated as public interest disclosures.

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) outlines the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria. There are 20 rights contained in the Charter

IBAC has two main obligations in relation to the Charter:

  1. Under the Charter Act (section 38), as a Victorian public authority IBAC must act compatibly with the Charter rights and give proper consideration to those rights when making decisions. In some circumstances, IBAC may lawfully act in a way that limits an individual’s rights.
  2. Under the IBAC Act (section 15), IBAC is required to ensure that Victoria Police officers and protective services officers have regard to the human rights set out in the Charter.

In relation to ensuring Victoria Police officers and protective services officers have regard to human rights, IBAC:

  • assesses allegations received for potential breaches of the Charter
  • considers whether police officers and protective services officers have had sufficient regard to the Charter rights where relevant, when conducting investigations, reviews of Victoria Police investigations, and audits of complaints handled by Victoria Police.

View the complete list of Acts and regulatory compliance we work under.

Legislation that ensures our accountability

The Commissioner has been provided with powers and functions to undertake the roles given to IBAC by Parliament. These powers and functions are contained in the following legislation.

Act Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Establishes IBAC's functions and powers.
Act Victoria Police Act 2013
Responsible Minister Police and Emergency Services
Purpose Provides for the governance and regulation of Victoria Police.
Act Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Requires IBAC and IBAC staff to act compatibly with human rights, and to consider human rights when developing policies and making decisions.
Act Confiscation Act 1997
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Provides for the confiscation and preservation of assets of accused and proceeds of crime.
Act Crimes (Assumed Identities) Act 2004
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Allows IBAC to obtain and use assumed identities.
Act Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Enables IBAC to conduct controlled operations.
Act Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Allows IBAC to receive and investigate public interest disclosure complaints.
Act Surveillance Devices Act 1999
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Allows IBAC to use surveillance devices under warrant.
Act Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth)
Responsible Minister Attorney-General (Cth)
Purpose Allows IBAC to intercept telecommunications and stored communications under warrant.
Act Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988
Responsible Minister Attorney-General
Purpose Enables IBAC to intercept telecommunications in accordance with the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth).

Diversity and inclusion

At IBAC, we strive to create value for the community we serve by having a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects the background and perspectives of all Victorians.

Our work is challenging – we expose public sector corruption and police misconduct and they're serious issues. Our dedication to fairness and natural justice is clear and tangible as we work towards our vision of a corruption resistant Victoria.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion means we are dedicated to a workplace that values its people, retains and attracts talented individuals, and reflects our community.

Our guiding principles:

  • We treat all people with dignity and respect, valuing different views and drawing on the skills and expertise of others.
  • We continue to build a diverse workforce, one that seeks to reflect and add value to the Victorian community we serve.
  • We recruit and develop inclusive leaders who value and champion diversity and who are committed to building a diverse and collaborative culture.
  • We establish programs that enable our people to feel a strong connection to IBAC, who feel valued and are encouraged to reach their full potential.
  • We will celebrate and promote diversity as a strength of IBAC.
  • We will continuously seek ways to improve the connection between our people and the Victorian community.

Thanks to our working groups, the following actions are already underway:

  • training for our people to ensure they understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion in building a strong organisational culture that better reflects the community we serve
  • embed the Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter for the Victorian Public Sector into our health, safety and wellbeing management systems and practices
  • a calendar of events to celebrate and recognise significant cultural, diversity and inclusion events as well as health and wellbeing
  • identifying opportunities to improve IBAC's information and resources so they are easy to use and understand
  • improved workplace flexibility for our people
  • improved access to our office spaces for people with disabilities
  • access to support groups and networks for our people.



The Victorian Government Purchasing Board's procurement framework is supported by five policies. They are:


Governance structure embeds procurement across the organisation and ensures alignment with business planning. It encompasses greater focus on upfront strategic planning and transparency to provide consistency of market approach and better value-for-money procurement decisions.

Complexity and capability assessment

Procurement decisions based on an assessment of complexity and the capability of IBAC to conduct the procurement. Procurement can only proceed when IBAC determines it has the necessary capability to meet the complexity of the procurement activity.

Market analysis and review

Market analysis determines the capacity of the market to supply and the opportunities for market-based solutions. A review of requirements and processes in response to market analysis determines the most appropriate path to market.

Market approach

IBAC must continuously be applying a structured, measured approach to informing, evaluating and negotiating with suppliers.

Contract management and contract disclosure

Contract management is escalated to a high-level consideration early in the planning process to arrive at an integrated end-to-end procurement framework.


All procurement activity must meet the following directives:

Value for money

This means making a balanced judgement of a range of financial and non-financial factors, taking into account the mix of quality, cost and resources; fitness for purpose; total cost of ownership; and risk.


The Accountable Officer has the flexibility to conduct procurement activities using appropriate capability to provide value-for-money outcomes.


High standards of behaviour and actions in the conduct of procurement processes, including equity, confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, and consumer/supplier confidence in the integrity of government procurement processes.


The relationship between the complexity of a procurement project and the capability of the organisation to conduct it to achieve a good procurement outcome.

Annual procurement plan

This summary forecast of IBAC procurement activity is published in accordance with the Victorian Government Purchasing Board's Governance Policy.

Disclaimer: The IBAC Annual Procurement Plan 2021/22 is current as at July 2021. All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information in the plan is provided for planning purposes only, it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by IBAC to purchase the described goods or services. Requests for Tender will be advertised on the Victorian government tenders website at www.tenders.vic.gov.au.

Supplier Code of Conduct

IBAC is committed to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement. In ensuring that our suppliers maintain the same values as the Government, the State has established a Supplier Code of Conduct (the Code).

The Code outlines the minimum ethical standards in behaviour that suppliers will aspire to meet when conducting business with, or on behalf of, the State in the areas of: 

  • integrity, ethics and conduct
  • conflict of interest, gifts, benefits and hospitality
  • corporate governance
  • labour and human rights
  • health and safety; and
  • environmental management.

Visit the Victorian Government Purchasing Board website to view the code, or to access the supplier fact sheet or frequently asked questions documentation.

How to make a procurement complaint

IBAC is committed to ensuring its procurement activities comply with the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) policies and procedures, and are underpinned by high levels of probity, accountability and integrity.

To find out more about the VGPB policies, visit Victorian Government Purchasing Board.

To report a concern or complaint about an IBAC process or probity matter relating to a procurement activity, contact the IBAC team or staff member you are dealing with. Most issues are the result of misunderstanding or process error and can be rectified quickly and easily. If the issue is not resolved, you can make a formal complaint to IBAC. Complaints are handled in a fair, consistent and transparent manner. The following process is followed:

Step 1: Making a procurement related complaint
If you have a complaint or concern relating to a procurement or probity activity carried out by IBAC, email the Chief Procurement Officer via procurement@ibac.vic.gov.au and provide the following information:

  • a concise written statement clearly setting out the basis of your complaint
  • specific details for the complaint including an explanation of how the complaint may impact the person or organisation making the complaint
  • any relevant background information including prior actions or correspondence involving IBAC in relation to the issue
  • copies of all relevant documentary evidence supporting the complaint.

Step 2: Complaint investigation process
Within five working days of receipt of your complaint:

  • You will receive a written acknowledgement of your complaint.
  • If further information is required to address your concern, you will be given a minimum of 10 working days to provide the required documentation, unless the matter is urgent.
  • As soon as all the information is collected, IBAC will work to reach a resolution within 20 working days of receiving your last correspondence.
  • IBAC will provide you with a written response (an outcome letter) advising you of the outcome of the complaint and any follow on action.

If additional information is required, or the services of external parties are required to advise on elements of the complaint, there will be an extension of time. This will be based on the number of working days between the request for, and receipt of additional information and/or advice sought.

Step 3: Complaint outcome
If you disagree with the proposed resolution provided in the outcome letter, you may refer your complaint to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) for investigation.

Complaints submitted to the VGPB must be lodged by letter or email within 10 working days of the receipt of the findings by IBAC to the following address:

Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 4379
Melbourne 3001
Email: vgpb@dtf.vic.gov.au

General conditions

We are independent

IBAC is independent of the government of the day, while accountable to Victorians through the State Parliament. IBAC will always take its obligations, especially in the exercise of its significant powers, seriously.

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

We are part of the Victorian integrity system

We are one of three core, independent agencies in the Victorian integrity system The system aims to protect the integrity of the Victorian public sector and Victoria Police. Other agencies include the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Auditor-General's Office.

Victorian Inspectorate and Victorian Parliament
provide oversight of IBAC, Ombudsman and VAGO

  • IBAC - Independent broad-based anti-corruption commission Victoria - logo

    Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

    Exposes and prevents public sector corruption and police misconduct
  • Victorian Ombudsman - logo

    Victorian Ombudsman

    Investigates administrative actions of state government departments, local councils and statutory authorities
  • Vago - Victorian Auditor, General's Office - logo

    Victorian Auditor-General's Office

    Provides independent assurance to the Parliament and the Victorian community on the financial integrity and performance of the state

Other agencies supporting the integrity system include:
Local Government Inspectorate, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Public Interest Monitor and Commissions for the Victorian Public Sector, Judiciary and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity.