About us

As Victoria’s anti-corruption agency, IBAC:

Our vision

A Victorian public sector that actively resists corruption.

Our purpose

To prevent and expose public sector corruption and police misconduct.

Our strategic goals

In fulfilling our legislated functions, IBAC’s strategic goals over the next three years are as follows:

  1. Investigating and exposing corrupt conduct and police misconduct
  2. Preventing and informing
  3. Building our organisation
  4. Ensuring accountability and independence.

IBAC values

Fairness: We are objective, consistent and impartial in everything we do, demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and independence.

Professionalism: We are responsive and accountable for our actions. We strive for excellence and take pride in our work.

Courage: We are committed and tenacious in realising our purpose.

Respect: We work in spirit of cooperation and understanding, drawing on the skills and expertise of others. We are open and responsive, valuing the view of others.

Trust: We promote and sustain public confidence through the quality of our work. We implicitly trust the competence of the people we work with.

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.

Exposing and preventing corruption in Victoria - IBAC's first five years

Our people

IBAC Commissioner

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

The Honourable Robert Redlich QC commenced a five year term as IBAC Commissioner on 1 January 2018.

Justice Redlich has an impressive legal history, having been a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 15 years, including 11 years as a Victorian Court of Appeal Judge. He was previously a member of the Victorian Bar for some 30 years and served for a period as Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council.

A proud Victorian and Honours graduate of Melbourne University, Justice Redlich’s significant achievements in legal practice were recognised with his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

Justice Redlich brings extensive direct experience to IBAC, including the investigation of corrupt practices both within the public service and the police. This includes both successfully prosecuting and defending cases involving corrupt practices.

Chief Executive Officer

IBAC CEO Alistair Maclean

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

Alistair Maclean joined IBAC in April 2013. He came to IBAC from PanAust Ltd, where he helped build the company into a significant ASX100 gold and copper producer.

He was previously an Australian diplomat, serving as Ambassador to Laos from 2004 to 2007, with prior postings to Washington DC and Bangkok. In between he fulfilled various roles in Canberra, including as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister.

Mr Maclean holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of International Law degree from the Australian National University.  He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Organisational chart

We employ a variety of people with professional and specialised skills. Our people work in a diverse and collaborative environment. 

Organisational chart as at 1 July 2016

Organisational chart as at 1 July 2016


Top of diagram. Connected with line to CEO.

General Counsel

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  • Legal and Compliance


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Deputy Commissioner

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  • Sessional Deputy Commissioner

Prevention and Communication

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  • Strategic Intelligence and Research
  • Public Sector Engagement
  • Community Engagment
  • Communication

Corporate Services

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  • People and Culture
  • Information Technology and Management
  • Finance
  • Governance and Risk


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  • Investigations
  • Assessment and Review
  • Digital Forensics and Collections
  • Surveillance

Our accountability

We are independent and accountable to the people of Victoria.

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

Our accountability

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.

Download our public reports.

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 Protected Disclosure Act 2012 describes our central role in deciding which complaints are treated as protected 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.

Responsible Minister
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011
Establishes IBAC's functions and powers.
Responsible Minister
Victoria Police Act 2013
Police and Emergency Services
Provides for the governance and regulation of Victoria Police.
Responsible Minister
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Requires IBAC and IBAC staff to act compatibly with human rights, and to consider human rights when developing policies and making decisions.
Responsible Minister
Confiscation Act 1997
Provides for the confiscation and preservation of assets of accused and proceeds of crime.
Responsible Minister
Crimes (Assumed Identities) Act 2004
Allows IBAC to obtain and use assumed identities.
Responsible Minister
Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004
Enables IBAC to conduct controlled operations.
Responsible Minister
Protected Disclosure Act 2012
Allows IBAC to receive and investigate protected disclosure complaints.
Responsible Minister
Surveillance Devices Act 1999
Allows IBAC to use surveillance devices under warrant.

Responsible Minister

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth)
Attorney-General (Cth)
Allows IBAC to intercept telecommunications and stored communications under warrant.

Responsible Minister
Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988
Enables IBAC to intercept telecommunications in accordance with the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth). 


General conditions

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 2018/19 is current as at September 2018. 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

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.

Victoria's integrity system