Preventing corruption

We all have responsibility in helping to prevent public sector corruption and making sure public funds are being spent as intended – delivering important government services and infrastructure for all Victorians.

Report corruption now

Making a complaint helps to identify and expose public sector corruption and misconduct.

Information contained in complaints also helps IBAC identify broader trends and patterns in corruption. We use our analysis and intelligence to alert the public sector on potential vulnerabilities in their organisations and practices.

Find out how you can help prevent corruption.

Mandatory notifications of corruption and police misconduct

Heads of departments and councils (among other public bodies) must notify IBAC when they suspect corruption. Read more.

The Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police must notify us of complaints about corrupt conduct or misconduct. Read more.

IBAC's prevention role

Preventing serious public sector corruption and police misconduct is a key priority for IBAC. We do this by informing the public sector, police and the community about the risks and impacts of corruption and police misconduct, and ways in which it can be prevented.

We also:

  • review external investigations and recommend improvements to how public sector agencies assess and resolve any complaints of corruption or misconduct
  • make recommendations at the end of our investigations, aimed at preventing similar events occurring again
  • publish reports on our investigations and research.

Read more.