You can help prevent corruption

We can all 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.

Whether you’re a public sector employee, government supplier or member of the public, you can learn about and take action to prevent corruption.

Learn about corruption risks, impacts and prevention

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

Learn about corruption vulnerabilities, red flags, impacts and effective prevention measures across various public sectors and activities.

Information by sector

Information by activity

Community and workplace resources

Posters, videos and banners designed to help raise awareness of public sector corruption risks and encourage reporting in your community or workplace. 

Information materials designed to help Victorian public sector employees identify, report and prevent corruption, including presentations from leading experts in the field of corruption prevention.

Report corruption

Making a complaint or providing information to IBAC helps to identify and expose public sector corruption and misconduct.

Information provided in complaints also helps IBAC identify broader trends and patterns in corruption issues and risks. We use our analysis and intelligence to alert the public sector on potential vulnerabilities in their organisations’ systems and practices, and the operating environment.

We understand it can be hard to speak up and report wrongdoing. IBAC will treat your information carefully and in accordance with relevant legislation. When you report corruption there are protections available to you when you make a disclosure in the public interest as well as options on reporting to protect your privacy.

Speaking up and making a complaint helps to:

  • expose corrupt activities and risks that may otherwise remain hidden
  • keep the public sector honest, transparent and accountable
  • helps stop dishonest practices 
  • ensure that public sector employees act in the public interest.

Are you a public sector employee?

Because corruption is – by its nature – secretive and difficult to detect, you are often best placed to identify suspicious conduct by other employees in your organisation or involving external parties like contractors or suppliers.

You have an obligation to report corruption

If you work for a state government department or agency, a council or for a Member of Parliament, you have obligations to your employer, your colleagues and the community to report any wrongdoing. Be aware of and meet the standards expected of you as a public sector employee:

These standards can help you decide if the behaviour you have witnessed is corrupt.

Resources to help you in the workplace.

Public sector leaders are responsible for preventing corruption

If you are a manager or leader in the Victorian public sector, you must take responsibility for preventing corruption in your organisation. If you are a Principle Officer, you have mandatory reporting obligations. 

This is not just because you are a leader, but you also have the best understanding of your work environment in order to:

  • identify and remove or mitigate the risks specific to your work area or organisation
  • promote public sector values with reference to the Public Administration Act, the Code of Conduct or local policies and procedures
  • establish and maintain a corruption-resistant culture.

Find out how your agency could be vulnerable.

Resources to help you in the workplace.

Mandatory notifications of corruption and police misconduct

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

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