Everyone can help prevent public sector corruption and make sure public funds are spent as intended - maintaining Victoria's schools, hospitals, roads and other vital public services and projects.

Learn about corruption risks, impacts and prevention

Inform yourself and others about what corruption is and IBAC's role.

Learn how to spot weaknesses that make corruption more likely, how to prevent corruption, red flags, and about the impacts of corruption across the public sector.

Mandatory notifications of corruption and police misconduct

Heads of departments and councils (and other public bodies) must notify IBAC if they suspect corruption.

The Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police must notify us if there is a complaint about corrupt conduct or misconduct.

IBAC's prevention role

Preventing serious public sector corruption and police misconduct is a priority for IBAC. We do this by informing the public sector, police and community about the risks and impacts, and what can be done to stop corruption and police misconduct.

IBAC uses the information received in complaints and uncovered by our investigations to identify broader trends and patterns of corruption. We use our analysis and intelligence to warn the public sector about where corruption might be happening in their organisations and practices, and potential vulnerabilities.

We also:

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