IBAC Insights (newsletter)

Understanding mandatory notifications

Mandatory notifications help to prevent corruption and improve the integrity of the public sector. IBAC has developed a video to explain what mandatory notifications are and what happens once they are received.

Council CEOs and heads of departments play a vital role in preventing corruption. If they suspect corrupt conduct in the workplace, they are legally required to notify IBAC with an obligation known as a mandatory notification.


What should IBAC be notified of?

By law, IBAC must be notified of:

Mandatory notifications must be made in writing as soon as possible.

When IBAC receives a notification, we assess the information and then the three main actions we can take are to either:

  • refer your complaint to another agency
  • investigate your complaint
  • not proceed with your complaint

Did you know?

Between 2017/18 – 2020/21, 66 per cent of mandatory notifications to IBAC came from Victorian state government departments, and 31 per cent from Victorian local government. A total of 97 separate bodies made a mandatory notification to IBAC over the three-year period.

There were 48 out of 79 councils that made notifications had made at least one notification