Preventing corruption

We can all help prevent public sector corruption and make sure public funds are spent as intended - maintaining Victoria's schools, hospitals, roads and other vital public services and projects.

Whether you’re a public sector employee, government supplier or member of the public, you can learn about and take action to prevent corruption.

Find out how you can help prevent corruption.

Learn about corruption risks, impacts and prevention

Inform yourself and others about what corruption is and IBAC's role.

Learn about corruption vulnerabilities, red flags, impacts and effective prevention measures across various public sectors and activities.

Report corruption now

Making a complaint helps to identify and expose public sector corruption and misconduct.

Information contained in complaints also helps IBAC identify broader trends and patterns in corruption. We use our analysis and intelligence to alert the public sector on potential vulnerabilities in their organisations and practices.

Mandatory notifications of corruption and police misconduct

Heads of departments and councils (among other public bodies) must notify IBAC when they suspect corruption. Find out more.

The Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police must notify us of complaints about corrupt conduct or misconduct. Find out more.

IBAC's prevention role

Preventing serious public sector corruption and police misconduct is a key priority for IBAC. We do this by informing the public sector, police and the community about the risks and impacts of corruption and police misconduct, and ways in which it can be prevented.

We also:

  • review external investigations and recommend improvements to how public sector agencies assess and resolve any complaints of corruption or misconduct
  • make recommendations at the end of our investigations, aimed at preventing similar events occurring again
  • publish reports on our investigations and research.

Learn more.