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).