If you disagree with IBAC's decision

Our service charter explains what to expect when you make a complaint to IBAC.

Regardless of the outcome of your complaint, the information you give us helps identify broader trends and patterns. We use this analysis to alert the public sector on potential vulnerabilities in their practices and organisations.

As a general rule, IBAC does not provide specific reasons for not investigating complaints. However it is usually because they:

  • did not involve corrupt conduct or police misconduct
  • were outside the scope of who we investigate
  • lacked substance or credibility, or were frivolous or vexatious
  • have otherwise been dealt with by us or another agency.

The full list of reasons why IBAC may not take action on a complaint can be found under section 67 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011.