Changes to protected disclosure legislation

On 5 March 2019, the Victorian Parliament passed new legislation which makes some changes to Victoria’s integrity system. The legislation has established new parliamentary oversight committee, the Integrity and Oversight Committee, consolidating the oversight and performance review of a number of Victorian integrity agencies, including the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).

The new legislation will introduce some changes to the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 to support people making disclosures which are in the public interest. On 1 January 2020, these changes will replace existing ‘protected disclosure’ arrangements (PDs) with 'public interest disclosures' (PIDs).

Information sheets to assist agencies in preparing for the changes:

Videos including a recording of one of IBAC's public interest disclosures information sessions are also available to watch below.

IBAC is working with its stakeholders, Protected Disclosure Coordinators (PDCs), and public sector departments and agencies to support the Victorian Public Sector, Victoria Police, broader integrity system to prepare for the changes to come into effect on 1 January 2020.

Further information


IBAC has a program of regional events to ensure anti-corruption resources are accessible for public sector employees and community members working in regional Victoria. For more information, see our Events section.

Protected Disclosure Community of Practice and Forums

IBAC supports PDCs through a Protected Disclosure Community of Practice (PD CoP). The PD CoP provides PDCs with opportunities to network, share knowledge, and build their skills in managing reports. The PD CoP includes PDCs from state government agencies, local councils, Victoria Police, and the Victorian Ombudsman’s office. PD CoP events in 2019 include the annual PDC Forum to be held in mid-year and two further events to be held later in 2019. Register your interest via the form above to be notified of these events.

Register for updates

If you wish to receive updates on the new Public Interest Disclosure arrangements, please register your interest using the form below.

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