By law, IBAC must be notified of:

  • potential public interest disclosures
  • allegations of police misconduct by Victoria Police
  • suspected corrupt conduct

IBAC receives hundreds of allegations each year. 

There are a range of resources to help relevant principal officers meet their obligations:

  • Directions that set out the types of matters that must be notified and the form, content and method of notifications.
  • Frequently Asked Questions provide further guidance.
  • The mandatory notification form to be used by relevant principal officers when making notifications. Use additional Part B and Part C forms if required.

Public interest disclosure notifications

Most public sector agencies have a Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator who receives and forwards complaints to IBAC as potential public interest disclosures.

Victoria Police notifications

The Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police must notify us of complaints about corrupt conduct or police misconduct by a Victoria Police employee or police recruit. 

  • The Chief Commissioner of Police must notify IBAC of any complaint they receive about corrupt conduct or police personnel misconduct.

    If the Chief Commissioner investigates a complaint about police personnel misconduct, they must report to us on the results of the investigation and any actions taken.

    We must also be notified of any complaints about the conduct of:

    • the Chief Commissioner of Police
    • a Deputy Commissioner of Police
    • an Assistant Commissioner of Police.