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.

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


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.

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
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011
Attorney-General
Establishes IBAC's functions and powers.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Victoria Police Act 2013
Police and Emergency Services
Provides for the governance and regulation of Victoria Police.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Confiscation Act 1997
Attorney-General
Provides for the confiscation and preservation of assets of accused and proceeds of crime.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Crimes (Assumed Identities) Act 2004
Attorney-General
Allows IBAC to obtain and use assumed identities.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004
Attorney-General
Enables IBAC to conduct controlled operations.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Protected Disclosure Act 2012
Attorney-General
Allows IBAC to receive and investigate protected disclosure complaints.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Surveillance Devices Act 1999
Attorney-General
Allows IBAC to use surveillance devices under warrant.

Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose

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

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

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