Information for Protected Disclosure Coordinators

Protected Disclosure (PD) Coordinators play a vital role in supporting and protecting potential whistleblowers to speak out about wrongdoing in the public service.

Employed by public sector agencies, PD Coordinators are nominated to receive and notify IBAC of potential protected disclosures.

They may also:

  • assist IBAC investigators
  • ensure the welfare of disclosers 
  • work to make staff aware of the protected disclosure legislation.

All public sector bodies have obligations under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012.  

Not all agencies will have a Protected Disclosure Coordinator, as some – such as TAFEs or universities – are unable to receive disclosures. People wishing to make a disclosure about these bodies should report to IBAC directly

What are your obligations?

Helping you manage whistleblower complaints 

What you must notify IBAC about

If you believe the conduct contained in the complaint could be a protected disclosure, you must notify IBAC.

Is this a protected disclosure? [PDF 164.65KB]

How to notify IBAC

Notifications are generally made in writing. However, if you think the matter is serious and requires urgent attention, please phone us on 1300 735 135. 

GPO Box 24234, Melbourne VIC 3001



  • the information contained in the complaint
  • the section of the Act you’re notifying us under.


Online training now available

This online learning module is for protected disclosure coordinators within the Victorian public sector. The information provides an introduction to Victoria’s protected disclosure legislation and the requirements of receiving bodies. The module is relevant only to coordinators of receiving entities.

If you are a PD Coordinator and would like to access this resource (or need to update your details), please email 

Or if you have already registered for an account, log in to complete the module.  

You will receive a certificate once the e-module and feedback survey are completed.