IBAC focuses on serious and systemic corruption in the public sector and police misconduct.
We can take complaints about suspected corrupt conduct by people who provide public services or duties, including state and local government public officers and employees, and people who seek to corrupt them.
This conduct may include:
- taking or offering bribes
- dishonestly using influence
- fraud, theft or embezzlement (misuse of funds)
- misusing information or material acquired at work
- not acting in the public interest, acting for personal benefit
- conspiring or attempting to engage in the above corrupt activity.
We take complaints about misconduct by Victoria Police officers including:
- unauthorised access, use and disclosure of information held by Victoria Police
- drink driving or traffic offences
- using, selling or dealing drugs
- theft, accepting bribes
- not declaring or managing conflicts of interest
- not declaring associations incompatible with their role or that may give rise to a reasonable perception they’re not upholding their obligations or reputation as a Victoria Police employee
- unauthorised secondary employment
- misuse of police resources
- stalking, family violence, assault, sexual misconduct and sexual assault
- discrimination or prejudice based on race, religion, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other characteristics
- breaches of human rights
- excessive use of force
- duty failure, such as failure to take appropriate action, follow Victoria Police policies, provide adequate care or report misconduct or corruption
- distributing offensive material
- misrepresentation on log books, time sheets or registers.
We don’t investigate:
- service issues such as administrative errors or slow response times
- minor duty failures or service issues by Victoria Police (eg officers not wearing the appropriate uniform)
- outcomes of traffic or court decisions
- matters where IBAC considers that another person or body is more appropriate to investigate.